Three Horses In The Cold

Three Horses in the Cold

There stood three geldings strong
Side by side
Near the fence—
We paused our hike
In admiration
And they returned our gaze

From the horizontal bars
Of metal pipe fence
Hung neat rows of
Miniature icicles—
A delicate
Crystal valance

by Lori Lipsky
first published by Bolts of Silk, January 2012
Related poems you may enjoy:
Through the North Window
As Snow Falls

Upcoming Event: Featured Reader, Winter Festival of Poetry, 
Sunday, February 16, 2014 at The Fountain of Madison, 
122 State Street, Madison WI, 2pm. Sponsored by the 
Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets.

Autumn Worries

Autumn Worries

When the last leaf falls
and streets go gray

When days cut their hours
and dark shades each end

When temperatures drop low
when furnaces blow strong

What will the widow do?

With caution she walks
to the curb for her mail

But when ice coats her way
when her food supply drops

when snow piles high
to block her escape

When strong winds blow
and she lives all alone

What will the widow do?

by Lori Lipsky