Thanks Mj, your comment has been a real moral booster. I haven’t posted on PH for a while, so it’s great to get positive feedback from fellow poets so soon after posting. Tomorrow I’m leaving for a few days of relax and in between this and other activities, hopefully, I’ll find time to catch-up on the PH website, and to read your poems too.
Hi Bri I'm at my computer, replying to and sending Christmas greetings, your comment gives me a welcome break. Thanks for bringing the comma to my attention, you're right, it's superfluous and I'll get rid of it. Thanks also for analysing the poem. I don't think I had something specific in mind, as a natural or man-made disaster, though that in itself is an interesting idea. I see it more as an existential poem. Man is circumscribed by society; some remain trapped in it, some will free themselves, the horses, in this context become a symbol of freedom. That, roughly speaking, is what I wanted to convey. Now to answer your other message. Cheers