Sunday, April 26, 2015

ARTSPEAK! Poem #26 "Sky, with Horses"

Hello, and welcome to day #26 of ARTSPEAK!, my Poem-a-Day Project for National Poetry Month 2015, in which I am writing from images found in the online collections of the National Gallery of Art and focusing on dialogue, conversations, what does the piece say? 

Today's piece is "Horses in a Meadow" by Edgar Degas.

So, I love horses. Love them. So I was drawn to this piece right away! don't you love how these two are such close friends? But I didn't know what fresh and original I could say about friendship, so I searched the piece for some other way in... and landed on the sky!

Be sure to visit Brian at Walk the Walk to see how our Progressive Poem is progressing!


  1. This is so gorgeous, Irene. I love it and cannot wait to share these perfect words with my horse loving children. Exquisite.

  2. I love horses, too, Irene, rode for many years. What a wonderful pairing today, picture and poem.

  3. Love the voice and perspective of the sky--wonderful poem!

  4. You have given us the silken fluidness of horses on the run in a new way & "galloping like clouds" is exquisite. Fabulous poem.

  5. Like Amy said, "Gorgeous," Irene. Love it.

  6. my we all gallop like clouds and be endless


Your thoughts?