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Watching the Hounds Sleep

Author: Emerging Soul
ASL Info:    48/VERY female/Wisconsin
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Words: 277
Class/Type: Poetry /Nostalgia
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Well, I guess you can tell by my subject matter this morning where my mind is...*L*

Watching the Hounds Sleep

I'm starting to get the itch again
To leave this place for blue skies
And crisp mountain air
To feel the gentle sway of horseback
Plodding along rustic trails
With sniffing hounds running alongside
Searching for a scent to track
There is nothing quite like the feel
Of the musty sweat from heaving sides against my legs
My leather chaps growing dark with the moisture
As we move ever upward
Slowly climbing toward the sun
Twisting along meandering trails which curve around
The mountain-sides
One can almost hear the earth breathing
Through the trees
A synchronicity of tempo and emotion
There, I can feel myself quiet inside
In a way that I can never seem to achieve
Anywhere else
I could even call it home, if I had to
I could even be with him
Away from the noise of stature
And the fight for more
And the burden of being in charge
There, he is unfailingly sweet to me
Telling me how beautiful I look
With the sunlight capturing the fire in my hair
Sharing sodas warmed by horse-sweated thighs
Against leather saddle bags
And gourmet meals of trail mix and granola bars
Sitting upon rocks next to bubbling brooks
Where one still feels safe filling a flask from the cool flowing stream
We would lean against trees
As the dogs lie down and dream
And the horses munch the vegetation at their feet
Lazing in the mid-day warmth
Comfortable in our silence and our peace
Yes, I'm starting to get the itch again
Needing this reprieve
What I wouldn't give right now
For just a day in that heaven
Just watching the hounds sleep

Submitted on 2004-06-16 10:17:37     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
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  yummm...trrraillll mmmmiixxxx... lol. *ahem* anyways, very nice. i feel as if i'm right there with you... off away from everything and just enjoying nature and the things closest to me. this is very calm and pacifying, and sets a relaxed tone. my favorite lines have to be:
One can almost hear the earth breathing
Through the trees
A synchronicity of tempo and emotion
... i don't know why, but it really does just give me the chills...
| Posted on 2004-06-16 00:00:00 | by Dandan | [ Reply to This ]

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