Sunday, October 27, 2013

A Lauren K. Alleyne Poem

Poem of the Week: Lauren K. Alleyne

What Night Knows

(After Gauguin's Le Cheval Blanc)

Some women ride horses.
Some women are horses.
Some horses are wolves
who have lost their teeth
and are ridden by women.
Some wolves are horses
ridden wild with dreams.
Some women are dreams
in the shape of horses
free of the ghost of wolves.
Some ghosts are women,
their bent air a kind of riding.
Some women ride dreams
and bend the air, freeing
the ghosts and the wolves,
and the horses.


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