Tuesday, September 3, 2013

dVerse Open Link Night & Friday Flash 55 "The Eastern Breeze"


The Eastern Breeze

Does the eastern breeze
call your noble name
as you crane your neck
toward centuries old?

Do you gaze toward
the Northern Sea, hear
the Roman Legions march,
seek Hadrian's Wall?

Do the clouds conjure
ancient battles of Munster,
Aduard, and Cologne

as the eastern breeze
calls your beauty black
to reclaim a spirit bold?

by Margaret Bednar, September 3, 2013

This is linked with dVerse Open Link Night & "Friday Flash 55" which I will link up with at 8pm Thursday.

Sebastian is only half Friesian, yet there are times he looks up and gazes in the distance and I can really see the influence of his magnificent ancestor!   I don't own him anymore, James Cooler does, but I get to see Sebastian at the barn where I board Oberon, my Quarter Horse who is adorable and cute - but he doesn't quite have the presence Sebastian does.

Below is a beautiful video and a few pictures of a Friesian Stallion being ridden at the beach (they LOVE water)


30 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful.

Brian Miller said...

smiles...horses have played such a role in civilization...they have quite the heritage...it is an interesting thought on if they understand that deep down....

Mary said...

Love this, Margaret. Horses definitely have a place in history. Your picture is stunning!

Dawn Paoletta said...

I love the beautiful picture and your poetry is rich. Enjoyed the video as I love horses - and live close to the beach...thank you for sharing- your blog is inviting!

Laurie Kolp said...

You are so fortunate to have the opportunity to own horses. I just love them. Great piece, Margaret!

Kate Mia said...

The noble mane has no name...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

What a spectacular photo of a most beautiful creature. It must have been hard to part with him. It is good you can still see him. He is a magnificent horse! LOVE the photo......

Susan said...

Your naming is so Shakespeare! But about the poem, I have often wondered about domesticated animals but of the ones I have known only the Rottweilers had an esteemed and registered history. This horse has lots of recorded history and may hear the call of blood from some of the greatest. Your poem is stately, as romantic as your photo.

Claudia said...

he's a beautiful horse...i can imagine how much fun it must be for both, horse and rider to ride along the beach in the water... very cool...love the nod to his forefathers and home country

Björn said...

What a beautyful ode to a beautiful creature. Indeed horses have been so important throughout the history... Wonder if he feels how he lost some .,.

Ginnie said...

Ahhhh. Sebastian, the Friesian! The Dutch are such a proud people, Margaret, and so are their horses. What a gorgeous fella! And I LOVE your accompanying poem.

kelvin s.m. said...

...this is beautiful but oh, made me sad... the arrangement & tone of your word command really gives me sad vibe... smiles... and i love the title & that photo of Sebastian...

Vanessa V Kilmer said...

Great picture (photo & words) of a regal animal.

johnallenrichter said...

Lovely.

Beth Winter said...

Beautiful. I believe the intelligent spirits of horses know much more than they express.

liv2write2day said...

This give me so much joy. The power in the animal, the photo and your poem are stunning, Margaret. I wish I could ride again.

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous, Margaret!

grapeling said...

echo... gorgeous

girlwiththepen1118 said...

Besides a historical refrain, the granite display in your photograph adds a desire to look back~ Aesthetic elegance in your writing ! Blessings dear~ Debbie

Lisa Gordon said...

This is wonderful, Margaret, and what a beautiful silhouette this is.

ed pilolla said...

noble name, bold spirit... this is so wonderfully regal, matching the video of the stallion in the waves. love your vision.

ed pilolla said...

also, that iphone shot is truly majestic.

paintswithwords said...

nice poem..love the last line..'to reclaim a spirit bold' yet I must say Sebastian appears to hold a bold spirit in his demeanor. lovely poem, enjoyed the video..majestic horse

Grace said...

What a beautiful creature ~ You have captured the spirit & grace ~

Fireblossom said...

I still love you, Sebastian! Mwah!

Nara Malone said...

Beautiful poem and horse. Love the twists and turns of words.

G-Man said...

Margaret Bednar...
PR Poet for all things Equine.
Another brilliant Ode My Dear.
Loved your majestic 55
Thanks for playing, thanks for the back story, thanks for your huge support, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

hedgewitch said...

I love Sebastian-he is something very special. Just read a short article on Friesian destriers and their history as the horse of armored knights--till the armor got too heavy, I think. But shortly thereafter armor became pretty obsolete--wonderful this magnificent breed didn't. Loved it, Margaret.

razzamadazzle said...

Beautiful animal. He does exude the ancient soul and spirit of his breed.

Other Mary said...

How cool that you owned a Freesian! What a handsome lad he is. :o) My first horse was a Lippizan, another less common breed with some interesting history. You really caputre the nobility of the breed here.