Poem: “Horse to Ride”

Horse to Ride

She won a little horse in a raffle,
A shapely bay to shelter in a stable,
A quarter horse both spirited and agile

Down what snowy trail will they canter,
Where in the evenings of winter,
The dusks of December growing denser?

The warmth of the stable and the stall,
The light from the lamp over all,
And apples that were gathered in the fall

September 24, 2011

Pavel Chichikov is a Washington DC-based poet and photographer. He has written for both the secular and the Catholic press on issues as diverse as Russian nuclear weapons systems, Olympic athletes, and miracles. His books include From Here to Babylon: Poems by Pavel Chichikov,  Lion Sun: Poems by Pavel Chichikov, Mysteries and Stations in the Manner of Ignatius, and Animal Kingdom. Pavel may be heard reading his works on catholicradiointernational.com and on pavelreads.com. His poetry regularly appears on "The Poetry of Pavel Chichikov."