Wild Horses Paperback

by Kenneth C. Steven;

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Wild Horses

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Kenneth Steven’s poetry provides a deep pool of inspiration for anyone who is concerned for the welfare of the natural environment. The pieces in this collection comprise the best-loved of his internationally appreciated wildlife and landscape poems.

Visual poet John Busby complements the text with a series of atmospheric and emotive illustrations.


A sky scudding overhead,
Huge and shaking with wind,
With the great restless searching of autumn.
The fields tawny, rustling like lions,
The hedgerows thick and dark with brambles.
I picked them – shiny, black, polished beads –
Till my hands were red and sore,
Till it was time to go and I knew
A whole year would whirl away
Before I came back there
Like a child, for brambles.

And why do I need this,
Why does it burn in me each September,
The yearning to go into the blow of the wind
To pick fruit till my fingers bleed?
Is it my grandfather and his before him
Still alive in my hands, somewhere,
Remembering autumn, remembering the beautiful pain
Of being alive?

Wild Horses by Kenneth C. Steven was published by St Andrew Press in April 2002 and is our 38125th best seller. The ISBN for Wild Horses is 9780715207987.

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Details for Wild Horses

Page last updated 24th October 2015
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherSt Andrew Press (April 2002)
IllustratorJohn Busby
Number of Pages72
Thickness8 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code17839
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