The last known painting of Skler Blue

The sound


of horses hooves

metal shoes smashing

into the ground 

a sound 


as if from the sky.

The painter paused

the dark paint tempered with strokes

of light

that following the line of horses

rolled as if through the air

nothing to stop the change.

Each crashing hoof

filling the space

each paint stoke

alternating dark and light

broad brush strokes that

mirrored the sound

of exploding hoofs.

No edges for

a frame

the artist

continues to paint

further and further away

the hoofs following


and all then is quiet

with flecks of dark

and light.

What do you think?

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Written by DocAndersen

I am a long time blogger and technology poster.I focus on what is possible, but I also try to see what is coming. In recent years I have been focused on sharing the memories of my family, as part of my Family History Project.


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    • This is actually the very first poem I ever had professionally published many years ago. It was originally written as a Senior English project in High School and later published in both the Indiana Review and later Ploughshares.

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