The poem "Fences" was written a few years ago and included in "Sip Wine, Drink Stars", my first book of poetry. It captures a bit of the elegant way in which they enrich our lives here in southeast Arizona, just by being a part of the landscape. "Fences" is a poem which really should be read aloud. It is like a party in your mouth...feel it, listen to your voice as you taste the words.
Then go on to read the little poem about Daffodils. Just breathing in and out the wonders of earth's renewal, yet again this year.
down near the end of the road
three mares graze
and gaze across the grass
where all is bound by fence
flanks twitch, tails switch
a quiet flutter of soft lips
iridescent flies around their eyes
where memories of races and riders reside
they stand in serene silence,
their silhouettes still, stark,
the declining sun setting
their silken backs aglow.