Studded with the sparkle of stars
Flanked by a full moon covering
The prairie in sublime silver light.
Fidel meditates as he rides
yonder into the painted horizon.
In a light trot and the reins
hanging loose, his noble stallion
knows where he's heading…
a league are needed to cover
the snaky hunched path.
To his left, the harsh and rough
chaparral and to his right,
the silky and smooth yellow pastures
Flanking a crystalline river that
whispers a subtle sweet song
and floats on its way down below.
Fidel ponders at the dark silhouette
of the distant sierra's tall peaks
polishing the dark-clearing skies...
gives thanks to his God
For the joyous and divine
scenic view and the bliss
He receives as he rides
in the saddle...
The bliss that he enjoys... as he rides in his saddle!
© 2014 jjméndez
Poem dedicated to my viejito (1910-2002) who lived a Texas- México Borderlands life that can only be read about today.