Black mane breeze-tossed,tail a ragged fan,he leans to the ground,shifting his great weightto munch and tear the grass.
Hush: hear the most peacefulsound on earth, the huffand blow of his nostrils,train whistle turned down lowcoming in soft blasts. [End Page 71]
GARDNER MCFALL is the author of two poetry collections, two children’s books, and an opera libretto entitled Amelia, which Seattle Opera commissioned and premiered in 2010. She lives and works in New York City.