This Poem is about a man and his friend walking off the highway and finding horses. He describes them like gentle shy creatures. I like this poem, I think it's calming and relaxing. Reading this poem I can picture horses just as he's describing them as Indian ponies, shy, and happy. There are many poetic devices in this poem, In line eleven there is a simile "They bow shyly as wet swans. They love each other." There is a lot of imagery throughout describing the ponies, for example in line 18 and 19 he describes them by saying "She is black and white, Her mane falls wild on her forehead," Another Poetic device is the metaphor in line three and four "And the eyes of those two Indian Ponies Darken with kindness."

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A Blessing
James Wright

Just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota,
Twilight Bounds softly fourth on the grass,
And the eyes of those two Indian Ponies
Darken with kindness
They have come gladly out of the williows
To welcome my friend and me
We step over the barbed wire into the pasture
Where they have been grazing all day, alone.
They ripple tensely, they can hardly contain their happiness
That we have come.
They bow shyly as wet swans. They love each other.
There is no loneliness like theirs.
At home once more,
They begin munching the young tufts of spring in the darkness.
I would like to hold the slenderer one in my arms,
For she has walked over to me
And nuzzled my left hand.
She is black and white,
Her mane falls wild on her forehead,
And the light breeze moves me to caress her long ear
That is delicate as the skin over a girl's wrist.
Suddenly I realize
That if I stepped out of my body I would break
Into blossom.