Wednesday, December 28, 2011

a pull at his rein and a toss of his mane...


Oh, a wonderful horse is the Fly-Away Horse -
Perhaps you have seen him before;
Perhaps, while you slept, his shadow has swept

Through the moonlight that floats on the floor.
For it's only at night, when the stars twinkle bright,
That the Fly-Away Horse, with a neigh
And a pull at his rein and a toss of his mane,
Is up on his heels and away!
The Moon in the sky,
As he gallopeth by,
Cries: "Oh! what a marvelous sight!"
And the Stars in dismay
Hide their faces away
In the lap of old Grandmother Night...

--Eugene Field

7 comments:

Green Guy said...

That's a beauty.

Judy Williams said...

Truly one of the loveliest poems I've ever heard. Never knew of it before, so that even makes it more special.

Look at that black beauty! I love it so much.

CafePasadena said...

Is that a pic of the young AltadenaHiker way back when??

Shanna said...

This post is definitely for Pasadena Adjacent !

I love the poem - so perfect for the picture. I feel like I'm in a child's story book.

The Horse Lady said...

San Pascual Stables is in South Pas.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Shanna's right you know. Visit my FB page; it's all there

Anonymous said...

Lovely.