Several years ago, I attended a writing workshop outside of Toronto. I don't remember where it was exactly, but the landscape was beautiful. It was a rural setting, surrounded by fields and forests. A summer equine camp used one of these fields, so every day, I got to watch the horses and riders that dotted the brilliant green hillsides, through thick morning fog as well as the golden light of dusk. These were magical scenes, moments that have stuck with me for years.
I had written down some observations at the time and eventually pulled them together into a poem. "Girls Gathering Horses" appeared in the Summer 2014 issue of Agave Magazine: www.agavemag.com/archives.html