The Extortion of Winter
On the blind grass of January, horses gladly
pay the charge of the sun's extortion,
up on their heels as if the sun made spring.
I look at your picture and smile
as if your face was a flower,
bright as a bloodstone
in some meadow where
memory has gone to its grave.
posted for earthweal's
Image: Rearing Horse, 1503, by Leonardo Da Vinci Public Domain
Poppy, author unknown, Fair Use