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Horse Prayers: Poems from the Prairie

Horse Prayers: Poems from the Prairie

by Anna M Blake

Paperback(2nd ed.)

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A collection of poetry from a small farm on the Colorado prairie; tiny stories in simple words, praise for the beautiful fragile land, and love poems to horses. This is a 106-page book of poetry and full-color photography, a softcover mini-coffee table book.

Some heartfelt, some humorous, these poems are a howl to the prairie wind. I'm a woman on a farm, wonderstruck by this simple life with its plain beauty; the comfort of daily chores and bittersweet sunsets. Even my words can't look away.

And the horses. This "old gray mare" isn't over that girlish phase. None of us are, so I write love poems to horses, putting words to this equine passion that powers a central part of our lives. What is it that pulls us so fiercely to horses?

Horse Prayers is poetry but this love affair with brevity doesn't threaten my long-term relationship with writing non-fiction. It's more like an inky ménage à trois.


We felt them close

before we had skin;

from an infinite prairie

the vibration began.

A slow rolling nicker

rumbled, more felt

than heard. Horses

called to us, before

we were born, so we

would remember their

warm breath when we

first saw fairy-tale images

in children’s books. We

were theirs long before

we called them our own.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732825802
Publisher: Prairie Moon Press
Publication date: 10/01/2018
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 106
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

Anna Blake is a horse advocate, equine professional, international clinician, and award-winning author of Stable Relation, a Memoir of One Woman's Spirited Journey Home, by Way of the Barn, Relaxed & Forward: Relationship Advice from Your Horse, and Barn Dance, Nickers, brays, bleats, howls, and quacks: Tales from the herd.Blake also writes a popular, yet unconventional blog ( about life on the farm and horse training from a unique perspective that affirms her creative and inspirational approach to understanding, training, and loving animals.Blake resides at Infinity Farm on the flat, windy, treeless prairie of Colorado, home to a multi-species herd of horses, llamas, goats, and our moral compass, Edgar Rice Burro.

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