The Love Chase

Mohammed on Horseback

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Today’s horse poetry is an excerpt from The Love-Chase, written by James Sheridan Knowles in 1887.

The Love Chase

What delight
To back the flying steed, that challenges
The wind for speed! – seems native more of air
Than earth! – whose burden only lends him fire! –
Whose soul, in his task, turns labour into sport;
Who makes your pastime his! I sit him now!
He takes away my breath! He makes me reel!
I touch not earth – I see not – hear not. All
Is ecstasy of motion!

More Where That Came From

If you loved it you can head here to read all of The Love Chase or you might enjoy something entirely different and check out An Ode to Horses in the Koran.

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