Einstein: A Poem for the World’s Smallest Horse

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Einstein

 

Not the quintessential genius

but a horse named for him.

The smallest horse

in the world.

Born six pounds,

fourteen inches tall.

A tiny majesty

on four

spindly,

perfect

legs.

Yet another miracle

strangely unexpected

even in God’s constant

and limitless

Creation.

A lovely black

and white,

dancing like any

new foal

doing figure eights,

alive in Discovery.

Size no barrier

to instinct—

nursing under

his mom,

a miniature herself,

though huge to her

tiny son;

frolicking

zigzag

to herd goats

also youthful in

their exuberance.

And accepting the

loving kindness

he inspires

with the

Innocence

of childhood.

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-Valerie Anne Prescott

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