I’m pleased and honored to have my poem, “Horses” in Acropolis Journal, Issue 6, “Ancient.”
My thanks to Editor Louise Mather and Guest Readers: Letitia Jiju & Matthew M.C. Smith. My poem is paired with a stunning photograph by Sylvia Santiago. I am fascinated by cave paintings and those who painted them.
Merril D. Smith – Horses
“The day we saw the horses,
like apparitions, pale against the rocks,
time froze. . .”
You can read the rest of the poem, here. But do please check out the rest of the issue, too!
Congratulations Merrill. It’s a beautiful and striking poem.
Thank you so much, Chris!
Thank you! 😊
Wonderful! And a lovely poem, it is, too 🙂
Thank you so much, Dale! I was so pleased they took it. It was the third time I submitted to them!
Third time’s a charm 🙂
Congratulations!!! So happy for you!
Thank you so much, Rebecca!
What a lovely piece that creates such a vivid image! Congratulations on its publication. ❤
Thank you so much! 💙
Congratulations on your publication, Merril! The poem tells me that humans have always had a need to create art, from our very earliest beginnings–which gives me hope that it will always be so.
Thank you so much, Liz.
It’s what I think–visual art and music, too. There are some very ancient flutes.
You’re welcome, Merril. I meant art in its inclusive sense, regardless of mode of expression. 🙂
I thought you probably did, but I just thought I’d be explicit. 😊
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Poem Merril. Congratulations, well deserved!
Thank you so much, Rene!
What a great poem!. I saw a stunning horse at the National Gallery London recently. You can see its picture on my blog under London in 10. But I haven’t written a poem about it alas.
Thank you so much!
I will take a look. I wrote this after seeing some images of cave paintings of horses on an archeology site.
Congratulations, Merril – I love this poem, because I get the same feeling when I come face to face with the art or artifice of the past!
Thank you so much, Ingrid! I’m so pleased you have that feeling! 😊
Congratulations! I love your ancient horse poem. I’m pleased you got in (I didn’t) 🙂
Thank you very much!
This was the third time I submitted there, and the first time I had one accepted.
It’s a good poem. I suppose they choose poems that complement one another, so sometimes our poems just don’t fit in with the rest. I haven’t submitted before.
Yes, that’s what I’ve read from editors, that they try to make them fit, or if they have multiple poems on the same subject they can’t use them all.
Another time maybe 🙂
Congratulations, Merril! What a lovely verse! ❤️
Thank you so much, Punam! ❤️
You are welcome. 😊
Congratulations (again ;-)! Your poem gave me shivers:
“Too soon, there were other beasts,
blood, spears, and silenced hearts.”
Whoa (no pun intended).
Thank you, Marie! What every poet hopes for! 💙
Excellent news! I’m so glad your work is getting the recognition it deserves. (K)
Thank you very much, Kerfe!