Sunday, May 9, 2010

(Markowski) ~ SJ Fowler


a Pole is inconceivable
without a horse
his love for horses
exceeds even the hungarians
to his detriment
he persisted in this love too long
military history contains the account
of a final attack
in which Polish lancers
rode out against tanks
and so it is of honourable death
we cannot keep track
pinned as it is in outline
to the mud and grass
freshly cut by the chains
of racing caterpillars


1 comment:

Simon Howard said...

I like this very much ("& I like the dark pun "we cannot keep track").