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Robert Creeley

(1926-2005 / United States)

The Rescue


The man sits in a timelessness
with the horse under him in time
to a movement of legs and hooves
upon a timeless sand.


Distance comes in from the foreground
present in the picture as time
he reads outward from
and comes from that beginning.


A wind blows in
and out and all about the man
as the horse ran
and runs to come in time.


A house is burning in the sand.
A man and horse are burning.
The wind is burning.
They are running to arrive.

Submitted: Monday, April 19, 2010

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