Two horses, or: Nightmares

Poetry Partners #111

‘Am I dreaming?’, a poem by Benjamin Nambu of ‘Wealthy and ambitious entrepeneurs network’

Two horses charge through a misty forest unto a dusty road
As if pursued by an invisible being
As if racing to the end of the world
Reminds me of something I could no longer remember
Like a dream I cannot fully remember
I can sense from the drumming of their feet
That something is coming

A ‘cleave’ poem by ben Alexander of โ€˜The Skepticโ€™s Kaddishโ€™

two horses charge through a misty forest unto a dusty road along the edge of a jagged cliff
as if pursued by an invisible beingthat beckons me too urgently with its siren song
as if racing to the end of the worldpast the granular, hazy horizon
reminds me of something I could no longer rememberin the dark, distant recesses of my mind
like a dream I cannot fully remembera thick, gravelly voice whispers, ‘Come…’
I can sense from the drumming of their feetsomething is amiss, I sense something… something…
that something is coming… something far worse than an unnatural death

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

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27 thoughts on “Two horses, or: Nightmares”

  1. I love the idea of the cleave. It sort of matches with a separation of the purely visual interpretation of what is happening as the horses approach and the ominous sense of foreboding that accompanies them.

  2. I am out of words. I am highly impressed by Davidโ€™s response to my poem. Thank you so much David for publishing this poem on your site. Itโ€™s a great honour. I deeply respect and admire what you do. Brilliant collaborations producing impressive fireworks in creativity.

  3. Donโ€™t tell me a huge money crash is coming.
    Both poems bringing the haunting feelings of the unknown.
    I love how the cleave describes and expands on the physical geography of the dream, connecting the sights and sounds to the eerie feeling that something is amiss.
    A race of two mares, I hope the dream is backing the winning horse.

  4. Excellent Benjamin & David! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ I love how you made your response to it work both ways David, very clever and descriptive! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜

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