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Horse Of A Different Colour - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

Auden & Isherwood
strolling in China

trying to soak up
The War

by the process of
osmosis

staining it
with words

observe
(at first what seems)

green horses

but turns out to be
only white horses

painted green
for camouflage purposes.

That evening in Canton
also offering them

the futility of two men
trying to put a rat
into a bottle

a woman who lived
in a beehive

pouring water
into a sieve.

War knocks
over the inkwell

spills
into men’s lives

covers the white pages
of their wishes

makes the idea of Hell
...all too real.

The spilt ink eating
the words of men

who send letters home
and die in pain

never to return

only in other’s memories
& useless dreams

...marble memorials

while green horses
champ the grasses

the bridles & the bits
clanking & glinting

in the hot sun
of Now

as this last lost evening
dies.


Comments about Horse Of A Different Colour by Dónall Dempsey

  • Rookie - 0 Points fanniesson - (9/5/2007 2:38:00 PM)

    enjoyed the read
    a keeper
    (which means i'm gonna steal something from it)

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  • Rookie Gina Pisapia (8/6/2007 1:02:00 PM)

    Don't usually like political poems but this one was both fascinating and interesting and I enjoyed it so much. It made me think of things because it wasn't didatic and I was captured before I could mount my usual prejudice against it. Ya got me! I like the allusion to THE WIZARD OF OZ and your reading of Auden's Chinese sonnets.

    GinaXXX (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 22 Points Scarlett Treat (7/21/2007 3:59:00 PM)

    Ink covered pages, making the idea of war all too real....how perfect a description. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Horse

  1. 51. Horse Of A Different Colour , Dónall Dempsey
  2. 52. Dead Horse In Field , Robert Penn Warren
  3. 53. The Man And His Horse (A Friendly Thing) , Yilma Tamiru
  4. 54. The Huntsman's Horse , William Henry Ogilvie
  5. 55. Upon The Horse And His Rider , John Bunyan
  6. 56. Country Roads ~ White Horse Road , Clarence Michael James Stani ..
  7. 57. Horse Character , Cecelia Weir
  8. 58. White Horse , Pablo Cruise
  9. 59. The Horse And The Olive: Or, War And Peace , Thomas Parnell
  10. 60. The Horse And Cart Ferry , Henry Lawson
  11. 61. I Ride My Horse , Horse Poet
  12. 62. 'Just A Horse' , jess schwarcz
  13. 63. My Horse, My Love , Horse Poet
  14. 64. The Horse , Alison Cassidy
  15. 65. A White Horse Of The Most Magical Kind , David Taylor
  16. 66. A Pale Horse , Bill Simmons
  17. 67. Princess And The Black Horse -I(Journey .. , Neela Nath Das
  18. 68. A Lonely Horse , Marilyn Lott
  19. 69. Honestly Officer, The Horse Must Be Drun.. , Joe Rosochacki
  20. 70. Capturing The Wild Horse Of Courage , Ivy Christou
  21. 71. Horse Sense Under The Oak Tree , Herbert Nehrlich
  22. 72. A Horse Riding Boy! , Ramesh T A
  23. 73. (2.4) Betrayal (Sold As Raw Goods, Li.. , Karl Stuart Kline
  24. 74. Just A Horse , Ron Secoy
  25. 75. Horse Riding , Mr. Bean
  26. 76. A 340 Dollar Horse And A Hundred Dollar .. , Charles Bukowski
  27. 77. A Horse Stood At The Pulpit , Marilyn Lott
  28. 78. A Cowboy On A Wooden Horse , nimal dunuhinga
  29. 79. Princess And The Black Horse-Ii , Neela Nath Das
  30. 80. The White Horse... , RIC S. BASTASA
  31. 81. A Good Horse Laugh , Marilyn Lott
  32. 82. Dream Horse , Mary Naylor
  33. 83. About A Horse , Marton Dezso
  34. 84. I Ride My Horse , Ivy Schex
  35. 85. A Giant Horny Horse Fly, That Just Did N.. , Michael Gale
  36. 86. The Horse Alone , Ahmad Shiddiqi
  37. 87. A Wearisome Toothless Crippled Horse In .. , nimal dunuhinga
  38. 88. A Singing Horse , nimal dunuhinga
  39. 89. (c) Dead Horse , Francis Curran
  40. 90. Guardian Angel Horse , Diana van den Berg
  41. 91. The White Horse , Barbara Field
  42. 92. ! Horse And Rider , Michael Shepherd
  43. 93. The Horse Fell Off The Poem , Mahmoud Darwish
  44. 94. Be Merciful To The Horse , Robert Kirkland Kernighan
  45. 95. Running Horse , gajanan mishra
  46. 96. The Horse , Asif Andalib
  47. 97. The Life Of A War Horse , Oskar Hansen
  48. 98. Horse And I , Ajmer Rode
  49. 99. The Iron Horse , James Whitcomb Riley
  50. 100. Horse Is All , Brooke Kaz
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