Amazon rider in gown
flowing and shadowed and emerald
like a rainforest river
sits astride steed
marvels at the world--
waves of midnight soil flowers with undulating
stems cold expanse between her
and roseate hills raspberry sky
a world now hers too
while reluctant horse mopes
head pulling against
reins in her hand.
Taunja Thomson’s work has most recently appeared in These Fragile Lilacs and Alcyone. Three of her poems have been nominated for Pushcart Awards: “Seahorse and Moon” in 2005, “I Walked Out in January” in 2016, and “Strum and Lull” in 2018. She has co-authored Frame and Mount the Sky, a chapbook of ekphrastic poetry (2017); her chapbook Strum and Lull placed in Golden Walkman’s 2017 chapbook competition; and her chapbook The Profusion is due out in January of 2019. She has a writer’s page at https://www.facebook.com/TaunjaThomsonWriter/.
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