Sunday, May 8, 2011

Cave

(A Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave panel,  ca. 30,000 years old)

Pulled for submission 

9 comments:

Faustus and FrankenKitty said...

Excellent poem. Makes me want to ride horses ANd see the movie. Seriously, there's the real sense of prmitivity captured by your words that elicit both horse and the art that captured its spirit 30,000 years ago.

Sarah Hina said...

Thank you so much!

We went to see Herzog's "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" yesterday, so I wanted to write this poem while it was still fresh. I'm happy it struck that primal chord for you.

Erica Ann Sipes said...

Wow. First of all, those drawings of the horses are amazing! And second of all, your poem - fits it so incredibly beautifully. So captivating to hear the horses' own voices.

Thank you for sharing and now I'm eager to watch the movie too.

Aniket said...

One's mouth speaks wise words my friend. :)

You're a sucker for everything France, aren't you? *winky winky* The drawings are very captivating indeed. I always associate horses with free will and the need to be free. Probably the reason, I loved the movie Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, so much. Your words draw out the same feelings. I would've expected nothing less.

I'm glad you're sharing these tiny bits in between your novel writing. Keeps your fans happy.

the walking man said...

Hey what's up? Just passing through.

charles said...

i came to know horses when i helped my girlfriend of the time raise two geldings and a pony. the horses were wonderful to be near. their intinct for flight always struck as being somehow counter-intuitive, since i had always associated them in one way or another with fight. the training that must come to make them overcome that instinct struck me as indicative of humanity's power to direct instinct, at the same time awful in its tyranny of nature. anyway, thanks so much for this lovely poem.

raine said...

Ohhh, Sara!
That's just lovely. Haunting.

Travis Erwin said...

Excellent and I like the new blog look.

Damyanti said...

Lovely lines, especially the last three.