Creative Imperatives: The Art of Steven Swank

Poetry by Steven Swank
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I am thrilled to announce the publication of my book of poems: The Horse Knows
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The Horse Knows
Steven Swank 1.6.14

Up the hill near the barn
across a hundred yards of grass,
the horse knows
when I stop along the road
to take his photo.
In recognition
he turns to face the lens
of my camera, my intent.

While I photograph,
it barely moves
steadfast in his gaze,
planted in his stance
ears pitched forward acquiringly
in unwavering focus
we acknowledge our mutual
curiosity and sentience.

Across our nostrils
blow pre-storm breezes,
we hear bustle in the barn,
we hear rumbling
clouds encroaching,
feel the warmth
of swirling grasses,
the consciousness we share.