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Unpublished Paper
The Horse Without a Rider
Her Circle (2011)
  • Charlotte Pence, Eastern Illinois University
I happened to be staying in a visual artist’s studio during my July writing residency in Costa Rica. This meant gorgeous, silky light: sky lights, side lights, and a huge front wall that was all glass. Usually poets get the cave-like inner rooms at writing residences, which is honestly just fine. Who cares when you have all this time to write? My studio also perched on the building’s top floor, putting me at eye-level with the motmots, banaquits, and tinamous. (Yes, these are bird names, not the beginning of a Dr. Seuss story.) With my bird’s eye view, I could look out through the canopy of trees and see a patch of dirt road that led into the village. Usually, there is nothing on this dirt road. One evening, however, a white horse arrived—without a rider, but with a saddle.
Publication Date
September 8, 2011
Citation Information
Charlotte Pence. "The Horse Without a Rider" Her Circle (2011)
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