Papaw’s Giant Horses

This is a children’s poem inspired not only by my deep love of all things equine, but it is based on a story Mom once told me. She would visit her grandparent’s farm, and loved to watch the big draft horses as Grandpa worked with them. One day he lifted her up and put her one of the horses. She never forgot how wonderful it was – a wee girl in motion with this gentle giant : )

Horses Draft Team Field Mammal Harness Cavalry

Papaw's Giant Horses

 

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Published by Carol

Carol became addicted to the cathartic and highly personal nature of poetry as a child. She has taught poetry writing and appreciation to children and adults, and has had the good fortune to serve as a poet-in-residence for Clark Elementary School in Franklin, Indiana. She has also presented poetry workshops for librarians at the Children & Young People’s Division library conferences, and was awarded “Outstanding Teaching in the Field of Poetry” by the Barbara Juster Esbensen teaching award committee. Carol’s poems have been published in anthologies, journals, and magazines such as Frogpond, Branches, The Journal of Modern Haiku, The Vision, and Cricket. Holding a B.A. in Music, Carol has performed in the U.S., Canada, and the UK. Ensembles to her credit include Shilombish, White Elk, Zionsville Flute Choir, American Crow. As well as being a vocalist, Carol also performs on silver flute, Native American style flute, bass guitar, and bass lute. Also an avid equestrian, Carol is a certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist, and loves to spend time with her mule, Andromeda.

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