The Horse that Comes like Fire

Homero Aridjis

the horse spark music

distance drinker lightning behind walls


the horse

ghost or sun of the instant just ended


the horse that flies over the ground


the horse that burns

in the ritual speed of the animals


the sun finds him running through the dawn

agile as a poem




Aridjis, Homero. “The Horse that Comes like Fire.” Trans. W. S. Merwin. Eyes to See Otherwise: Selected Poems = Ojos, de otro mirar. Eds. Betty Ferber and George McWhirter. New York: New Directions Book, 2002. p. 21.

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