Poem of the month: Girl Riding a Horse in a Field of Sunflowers

Girl Riding a Horse in a Field of Sunflowers

Sitting perfectly upright,
contented and pensive,
she holds in one hand,
loosely, the reins of summer:

the green of trees and bushes;
the blue of lake water;
the red of her jacket
and open collar; the brown
of her pinned-up hair,
and her horse, deep
in the yellow of sunflowers.

When she stops to rest,
summer rests.
When she decides to leave,
there goes summer
over the hill.

-Dale Allen Evans

From www.PoetryFoundation.org Poem copyright ©2009 by David Allan Evans from his most recent book of poems, This Water. These Rocks. San Francisco Bay Press, 2009.

Abby has a B.A. in English Literature and Writing. She has a love for native plants and the woods of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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