Secretariat: The Red Freak, the Miracle

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Texas Review Press, 2014 - Poetry - 154 pages
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"This full arc of life--bigger than imagination in a raging fire--is set on paper by a poet obsessed with beauty, hooves, and the passion of flight....In Lifshin's language, spare yet metaphorically profound, we enter into that animal grace that only a true poet can convey, as we race on from poem to poem, joining Secretariat in triumph--'not for a win but a coronation.'" --Laura Chester


the horse dreams
of flying in the air
like a gust of wind
on an abandoned
Christmas tree,
red exploding like
a spurt of light,
flaming wildly like
those boughs of
northern lights
out of darkness

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About the author (2014)

LYN LIFSHIN has published over 140 books. She has several books from Black Sparrow Books. Her web site, shows the variety of her work, from the equine books, The Licorice Daughter: My Year with Ruffian and Barbaro: Beyond Brokenness, to recent books about dance: Ballroom and Knife Edge and Absinthe: the Tango Poems.

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