Rain horse

Füssli,_Johann_Heinrich_-_Nachtmahr,_Detail_Pferd_-_1802

When there is no evening light,
no dusk-mote thickened air,
no gentle slide from gold to blackest night
and only falling grey and greyer, ware
the dark mouths mouthing darkest words,
water-sucking mud beneath the feet,
feathered ruffled roosting with the birds
pouring loud in ditch streams flowing fleet.
What is it takes the silver, grinds the dust
of stars and planets, scatters ashes wide?
In this sunless sea-gloom serpents must
uncoil in gutters where the pike fish hide,
as I drag fingers down the chilly pane,
stare dull-eyed through sky horse’s streaming mane.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

57 thoughts on “Rain horse”

  1. I like dusk-mote, too–and all the images, including that horse. Though the horse in the painting is nightmarish.
    We’re getting snow now for real, not sleet or freezing rain–at least it makes things pretty for a bit. 😀

    1. Thank you 🙂 The nightmare horse is the way I feel about the rain today. It’s blowing wild too.
      Snow is pretty. Has it been very cold? I think snow is meant to mean the temperature has risen a bit.

      1. Sleet is horrible. Treacherous too. I hope our cold weather is over. It’s going to be very mild (and very wet) all week. The stream was over its banks again this morning and the Garonne is flooding in the town.

      1. God Is
        Art

        Never

        Enough

        Said Wind Sees

        Now if

        We

        Will

        Only

        Convince

        Folks Who

        Go To Church

        God Is Real

        How Beautiful

        Human Art Will Evolve

        Hehe

        ‘The

        Beast’

        Takes Longer🌊

      2. The dark fumblers
        in the church dim lit
        and muttering
        dark minds full of certainties
        where imagination has no place
        only blood
        and sacrifice
        and sorrow.
        Outside
        birds chirrup.

      3. How Ironic iT iS
        Religion Often
        Covers Nature

        In Clothes

        And

        Names Clothes

        God Meanwhile

        Face Palm Forests

        Still Are Frigging

        Gettin’

        THicker…

        Beach Remains

        Nude God Free

        Swaying Sea Oats

        Emerald Green

        Waters

        Sugar

        White Sands

        Sea Gull Wings

        Spiraling Sun All
        oF iT So Plain

        To See

        In Beauty

        Of Abundance

        Humans Not

        Evolved

        To LiVE iN

        Desert Conditions

        With Fewer Resources

        To BREaTHE Perhaps

        This iS How

        Desert Man

        Comes To Call

        Himself God

        In

        Only

        Lonely

        Ways

        Scarce

        Just

        No

        Way

        To BREaTHE God Beach

        Meanwhile 600 Years

        Earlier Story

        Of Buddha

        In Green Abundance

        Of India Transcending

        ‘The Clothes’

        Any

        Surprise

        In A Word No

        Sitting Under

        A Fresh Green

        Tree So Much

        More Delightful

        Than A Desert

        Escape To Practical Hell

        Location Location Location

        Heaven

        Or Hell Where

        The Hell Was

        The Real Estate

        Agent For

        The

        Beach

        In The Desert

        Hehe HeaR i Am 🏝
        No Kidding Got Paradise
        Pics To Prove Beach Is Real

        And Even

        Eve

        In a Bikini
        Fresh As Ever At 50

        Eden Never Naked
        Ended Here Even In The Forest

        Don’t

        Leave

        Home

        Without The Proof..;$ 🌲

      4. Hehe Perhaps
        i Should Stand
        Up in Front of
        The Church And
        Give my Desert/Forest/Beach

        God Speech

        Nope

        All
        The Frowns
        Wouldn’t Make

        me

        Flinch As
        There Is

        No

        Way

        To

        Prove
        Nature
        Isn’t Real

        Where in
        The Hell Did
        “A God” Come
        From That Tells
        Someone To

        Worship

        Death

        More

        Than

        Life Rhetorical
        Question In

        A Beautiful
        World Of Emerald
        Greens To Feel Sense

        And Be Oh How Sublimely
        Beautiful A Tree in A Leaf

        Magnificent

        Beyond All
        Trump Golden
        Ceilings Diamond
        Floors And Pearly

        Gates

        To Ivory

        Towers

        Why

        Cause

        Even A Dead

        Leaf Feeds The

        Grass That Feeds

        The Antelope Now

        That Feeds The Lion

        As The King Dies

        At Best

        In The

        Grass To

        Feed An Antelope

        i Stole That Last Bit

        From ‘The Lion King’

        i Am Not Ashamed

        To “Eat The

        Lion King”

        To Become A Man

        OBTW Again Where The Hell
        Did That “Other God” Come
        From That Worships Death

        More Than
        Life Rhetorical

        Question

        Again Hehe For
        You Jane At Least

        Where “That
        God” Lives
        On Earth

        And

        “The Only
        Kingdom” “He” Rules…

        -‘TaRZaN’

        Might Be TO OLD
        To Run And To Swing
        From Trees

        Yet
        Dance
        And Sing

        i Continue To Breathe

        Hehe In the

        Jungle Green

        ReTiReMeNT
        FoResT HoME

        No Shortage
        Of Rubber Trees
        To Re-Tire my Wheels Indeed🌲

      5. i Kid You
        Not i’ll
        Take
        A Leaf
        With All
        The Branches

        oF A Living

        Tree Take

        It To

        Church Say

        Great News Here
        Is The Face of God
        What You Folks

        Search

        For

        To

        See After

        Death All
        i Had to Do

        Is See

        Dying
        Leaves
        For Living

        Trees

        As They

        Look At me
        With “Christian
        Black And White
        Yes Mostly

        White

        WTF of God Looks

        What? The Face? Of

        God? Damn They

        Just Can’t

        See The

        Living

        Tree Still

        in The Dead Leaf

        No Doubt The

        Real

        JeSuS

        Fertilized

        Soil For

        More Than

        Soylent Green

        Bread And Wine

        For Only

        Humans

        True

        All

        The

        Dead

        Leaves

        Feeding Trees

        Still Truly Living

        The Descendants

        Continue Living

        Nature oF iT Green

        A Circle (GoD)Real 🌲💫

      6. Yes That Charlton
        Heston Fellow Was
        Mighty Odd On A
        Planet of Apes
        Most Beautiful

        Woman

        On The

        Planet

        With Him

        Pissed off Because

        (Pounding Defenseless Beach)

        Someone Blew Up

        New York City 1000

        Years Ago.. i Would Have

        Found Something Better

        To Do Like Sharing A Photo

        Of Nova, Eve, Or Whatever

        Her Name Was/Is Picking

        Up Shells On The Beach

        Just For The Aesthetic

        Experience Yet True

        Dam i’m Just So

        Elite

        Not
        An
        Old
        Testament
        Kinda Guy

        Dirty

        Damn

        Humans Blew it up

        Charlton On The Beach

        Crying Holding

        A Gun

        Like a Pacifier

        With Cold Soul Hands

        Not Gonna Lie
        I’d Miss my iPhone

        No Longer Able
        To Randomly

        Free Verse

        With

        Jane in
        Ireland WitH A SMile

        Ain’t it Ironic X-Catholic
        Priest Grandfather From
        Limerick so Green i can’t

        Be

        Pinched

        On Saint

        Pattie’s Day Still

        Meadows i Seed

        From FLoWeRS i Breathe

        Honestly Charlton H. Go

        Back
        To School🍀

        NoW AS His Green Is
        Smelling Soylent Indeed 💩

      7. Yep Like A Finely
        Aged Still Green

        Worm 🐛 Wine

        Established

        In The

        Earth

        And Or

        Burned In 2008 ⚰️

        Oh Yeah Hehe i’d
        Miss Google on the

        Beach too or Whatever

        Her

        Name is Hehe 🏝

      8. Unless A
        Psychopath
        iS iN Charge

        Then

        Pain

        Becomes

        Essential to Give

        Hint: All Stuff

        Flavored

        Trump

        Jim Jones

        In 5th Avenue Town

        Pain Sprees Free For All

        With

        Self-Fulfilling

        Unmasked

        Suffocating

        Death Even

        Plain To

        See From

        Pews

        Of

        Pain
        In Churches
        Politics Of Death Same☠️

      9. Oh YeaH As
        Luck Will Have
        It Posed
        With A BB
        Gun A Present
        Someone Else
        Got In Long Rifle

        Style
        Just
        To
        Look

        ‘Tough

        Enough’

        Now too
        To Illustrate
        Gun CuLTuRE

        Other That
        The Folks
        At The Dance

        Hall made-up a
        Bunch of “Conspiracy
        Theories” i Am Part
        Of Some Kind

        Of Undercover
        Law Enforcement
        Operation Haha
        Some Even Said
        FBI And CIA Not

        Sure

        If They

        Are ‘Republican’

        So Easy To

        Stereotype

        These Days

        In “Infamous

        Marjorie Green

        Looney Toon Days”

      10. A Conversation
        With A “Christian”

        i Just

        Had

        As A “Groundhog” Hehe:

        Hehe just Another
        Human Cultural
        Meme Humans
        Create To Bond
        Over Together

        Of Course It’s
        Not Literally True
        This Business About

        If This one And
        Only Groundhog
        Rises on February 2nd,
        Each Year And Sees its
        Shadow A Prophecy of
        Rather Good News of
        6 less Weeks

        Of Winter
        Coming Just
        Because He
        Awakes On A Day
        Of Sunshine Providing

        A Shadow Bad
        News of A 6 Week
        Prophecy of A Longer
        Winter If On February 2nd the Groundhog Arises

        On A Cloudy
        Day Making

        No Shadow…

        It Stands To
        Reason That
        Where You Live
        Now At 13 Degrees

        Above The Equator
        Specifically At the
        Thermal Equator The
        Hottest Latitude Point
        On The Earth Where
        There is Never Winter

        There Is No
        Groundhog
        Story

        And

        Usually
        More Likely

        Another Story
        Of Religion That
        Has No Components
        Of a stay in The Desert
        For 40 Days Yet sitting

        Under

        A Lush
        Green Tree
        And Meditating
        How to Find Heaven

        Within

        Much More

        Common to
        Learn How To

        Avoid

        Myths

        And

        Just
        Be Happy
        Not Worrying

        Now Science Calls
        It Autotelic Flow With
        Plentiful Frission Divine

        Every Culture Has
        Different Terms For
        This Essence of The

        Kingdom Within
        This Heaven Carried
        By Vehicles And
        Vessels Of Myths

        With Terms To
        Describe Ascending
        Transcending To Heaven

        On Earth Within Like
        Dao, Tao, Nirvana, Satori,
        Prana, Kundalini Rising,
        Holy Spirit, Great Spirit,
        Samadhi, Chi, Ki, Ka,
        And The List
        Goes On
        Wherever

        We Find
        Humans
        And Different
        Cultures And Religions
        And Languages With
        Stories That include
        Fabulous Myths

        To House
        Yes Vehicle
        And Vessel

        This Wondrous
        New World Of
        Existence Within

        Technically A Human
        Escapes The Very limited
        Neo-Cortex Mind In

        Meditative Flow
        Whether Saying
        The Same Prayer
        Of A Rosary in

        A Lengthy
        Meditative
        Silent

        Chant

        Or Sitting
        Still Meditating
        Using Other

        Mantras

        Or Perhaps A Spiraling
        Sufi Dervish Dance

        Together

        Or How

        i Looked
        Within And
        Let My Body
        Dance Free Leading
        My Soul
        With No

        Division

        Of The

        Ego

        Neo-cortical

        Mind Now That
        Keeps Us Bound
        To The Illusion Now

        Of Time, Distance
        And Space Or

        Even

        Matter

        Now Where We
        Have Access To
        More of The Depth

        Of The Subconscious

        Mind The Mysterious

        “Parent” That
        Is Truly in
        Charge
        First

        As

        Science

        Shows For
        Whatever We
        Do And Make

        Decisions
        With Our

        Neo-Cortical

        Mind Helpful

        Servant

        Yet Becoming
        Deluded Slave

        With

        The Illusion
        Ego Is in

        Charge

        When The
        Depths Of The
        Ocean Below

        Is Truly

        Above

        Controlling

        Water And
        Waves Ocean

        Same When
        We Come into
        Autotelic

        Flow

        Of Yoga

        Union We Achieve
        Wholeness As

        A Fractal

        Of All

        Existence

        We are The Cosmos

        Unto Itself

        Indeed

        Part

        Of God

        Whole

        This Actually
        Living Breathing

        Way Of

        Life

        As

        All That
        Is Whole To

        Be in This
        State of Being

        Creativity, Productivity,
        Cooperation, Loving
        Compassion With

        No Fears

        Typically

        Blasts

        Off Skyrockets

        Indeed Ascends

        Transcends

        As All

        Of Nature

        God Living Within

        Meanwhile Ignorant

        Folks Are Still

        Killing Each Other

        Whether Or Not

        To Call The

        Experience

        Allah, God,

        Or Entirely

        Something

        Else Typically

        Only Because

        Their Religion

        Fails Actually

        Finding A Way

        For Them

        To Actually

        See Through

        These God

        Whole

        Ocean

        Eyes

        For Real

        Is it Still

        Any Wonder

        The Teacher In

        The Story JeSuS

        Was Crucified

        Going Against

        Tradition

        To Show How
        To Get to Heaven

        Within

        Nope

        An

        Atheist
        These Days
        A Buddhist

        Is More

        Likely

        To Come
        To The Water
        And Be The

        Ocean

        As They

        Are Not

        Lost In The

        Clothes of The

        Myths Losing

        Naked

        God Within

        Yes Dear “the Rest”
        Of “The Groundhog”

        Day Story
        For Those

        Who

        Awake Skipping
        All Weathers And
        Seasons

        Generating

        Their Own Sunshine
        Warmth Within

        To Give And
        Share Endless
        Love To

        The

        Rest

        Of Nature
        Stars We All
        Are Sharing

        Our

        Rays

        oF LiGHT

        Real Lovely
        Day Of

        Love For
        All Eternally
        Now For Real

        Meanwhile
        Other Folks
        Are Waiting
        For The
        End of
        The World
        A Dirt Nap
        And Their Perceived
        Foes to Be Tortured
        Forever by An

        All

        Loving
        Forgiving

        Version

        Of ‘The Groundhog’

        True Some Stories
        Are More Effective

        In Arriving

        As God

        Now For

        Real Than

        Others That are more
        Like A Slow Boil

        For A Frog

        In Otherwise

        Lush Green
        FLoWeRinG
        Paradise

        To Give
        And Share

        Free Now Free Now

        Free Now For All For Real…

        Happy “Groundhog
        Day” Forever
        my FRiEnD Now

        Your Way

        Not Mine With SMiles
        And Thanks

        For Being

        Humble

        Enough

        To Admit

        You Were Not
        Sure What “Groundhog
        Day” Is

        Indeed

        Seek

        And

        Find

        Taste

        And See…

        Find “Your Meal”

        As It Seems Verily

        You Are Doing It Now… if You

        Search “Fowler’s Evolution

        For Faith” Or Even

        Maslow’s Pyramid

        Of Human

        Evolution

        In One
        Life Both

        Relate

        The Stage

        Of The Butterfly

        Evolution You

        Are Rising As

        Considering

        You Have An

        Open Mind Integral

        To Success i Feel

        Confident

        You Will

        Find A Way

        To Arrive

        And Even

        Staycation

        Like me Only
        For The Fact

        That i still

        Exist On Your

        Blog And You

        Even Tolerate

        Someone

        Trying

        To Lend

        A Hand

        Up Typically

        Other Christians
        Erase me From their

        Lives By
        This Point

        Obviously

        Why i Don’t
        Have Many

        FRiEnDS

        WHere

        i Live

        When They

        Find Out Who

        i

        Am…

        If It Wasn’t

        So Sad it
        Would Be As
        Hilarious

        As

        A Country

        That Votes For Lies…

        The Human

        Condition

        Capable

        Of Great

        Truths And Dreams
        And Lies And Nightmares

        For Kingdoms Come And Gone

        The Safest Place To Find

        Truth And Light

        Is Strip

        All CuLTuRaL

        Tools of Clothes Off

        As the Inheritance Now

        Is Already Gifted Born
        Within Pain And

        Numb

        Effective

        Loss Of my

        Organs

        Of Eyes

        And Ears

        For 66 Months

        As A Real Devil

        In Hell Left

        me

        No

        Choice

        Yet Within

        How Blessed

        With Hell To See And
        Hear Gift of God Yes

        Kingdom

        Come Within

        Finally Free With Wings 🦋

        -Groundhog

        Previously

        Known And

        Still Known

        In Some Places As

        -Aghogday

        Google “Depth of
        The Story” With

        Quotes

        And

        Also

        Find “The Wrong

        Planet” i Still Inhabit

        Too Yes Many Names i Am

        Rue…🌊🦋

      11. Wow!
        We don’t have groundhogs
        does that mean we won’t have spring?
        I haven’t look inside in a while (if ever)
        will I never find the whatsit?
        I put out food for the birds
        watch them do
        what birds have to do
        keep quiet
        leave few tracks
        listen.
        That will have to do.

      12. He he i Hear A Mouse
        In The Shed Outside
        Knocking Perhaps
        He Wants
        To Escape
        Or Stay
        Okay The
        Knocking Stopped
        Must have Been

        Chewing
        On Boards
        Sharpening His
        And Or Her Teeth

        Long In The
        Tooth They Grow

        In Short to The
        Dismay of Half

        The World Love
        Still Breathes

        Even When
        A Little Brown

        Dude is Still
        Left Hanging

        On A Cross
        Never Gaining
        Literacy To

        Give
        An

        Account
        About A Philosophy
        Of Life That Has

        Any

        Chance

        At All For
        Remaining No
        Different Than
        Buddha Lao Tzu

        And Most of
        The Rest Yet

        It Doesn’t
        Matter if

        The ‘Ground
        Hog’ Can Speak

        Now or
        Not in

        “This Town”

        Story is Still
        Both King And
        Queen

        Naughty

        Or

        Nice

        For

        Minion Rule
        Only Real

        Option

        Write, Direct,
        Produce, Even
        Visually

        Engineer

        Our Own
        PlayS On An
        Eighth Day

        God

        Creates Blogs
        With A ‘Little
        Help’ From ‘Drones
        And Geeks’ Mostly
        Driven By Desire

        To Download
        Unlimited Pretty
        Bird Pics At Unlimited
        Free Access Speed

        Meanwhile
        New Kings
        And Or Queens

        Rule

        With

        Their

        Own Play So Free to Be
        Never Ending Stories
        Never Need

        Land

        THiS Way

        And Grow
        Stagnant
        And Less

        Than

        Human THiS Way 🦋

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