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Claudia Buckholts

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Claudia Buckholts is the author of the poetry collectionsTraveling Through the Body (Night House, 1979) and Bitterwater (River House Press, 1975). She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities, and won the Grolier Poetry Prize. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.

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In the morning the horses appeared
as I looked down from the attic window,
the red horse leading the bay,
and the pale horse running behind.
For a whole day they were ours:
my sisters and I rode them over the fields.
All this was long ago, the morning,
the blossoming of the light,
its fervor withheld no longer,