Monday Minstrel: Poem by Anna Blake

Such an arc to his stride, soft rhythm as his hooves cut the arena sand. Sit tall, rider, with balance and broad shoulders. Fill your lungs and share his pride.

And then just ask for a little more. Too much and he’ll lurch on tense muscles. Ask with the quiet belief that when he feels his full strength , he’ll rise.

His confidence undeniable. A kind request, just another inch, to lift across the line from powerful precision to the rare air of brilliance.

Ride the crest of his wave.

From ‘Horse Woman’ by Anna Blake the poem Horse and Rider .

27 Comments Add yours

  1. That is a really good poem, and also I loved the dressage horse!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thanks for letting me know. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  2. firnhyde says:

    Anna’s lovely words are perfectly combined with your amazing photos ❤

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  3. Emma Cownie says:

    Beautiful poem admirably illustrated by your choice of photos

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I went through my archives and found these photos. It was fun to see them again and thank you for your comment.

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  4. Amy says:

    The movements are so graceful and majestic. Beautiful poem!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Amy.I think they go well with this poem.

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  5. Camryn says:

    I needed this, been making myself sick all day with stress. ❤❤

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I am sorry to hear about the stress but glad this poem helped.

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  6. Rupali says:

    A lovely post, the words and the images.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I’m glad you liked it Rupali.

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  7. Beautiful both the pome and the photos.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you. I love the poem and it was fun tolook in my archives to find photos to illustrate it.

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      1. You did an excellent job.

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  8. Prior... says:

    great poem and love the photos today Anne

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you so much.

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  9. Sorry I need to catch up with your posts.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Don’t stress about that Susie.

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      1. Just hate missing my favorite bloggers ☺

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        1. anne leueen says:

          I know you have a lot going on at the moment in your life so please don’t worry. I see what you are doing and I know that you can’t keep up with all of us.

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  10. Beautiful poetry matching stunning majestic horse.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you. I took those photos at the World Equestrian Games in 2018 and I thought they would be good illustrations for the poem,

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  11. Well I think you know I am an Anna Blake fan! This is one of my favorite poems. Thank you for the reminder of it.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      My pleasure. Its one of my favorites too.

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