Stallion rider

File:Riddaren rider by John Bauer 1914.jpg
By John Bauer, Swedish artist, 1914: ‘Once upon a time there was a prince riding in the moonlight’.


in cobalt skies,

fearless stallion rider

raising shining spear to transform

all hate.


wandering prince

warrior from afar

pierces dark night with pure wisdom’s


These words came to mind when Jane Dougherty offered the above John Bauer illustration as a poetry prompt.  For this poetry challenge (open to anyone with the urge to try) Jane also gives an optional ‘handful’ of words: star, gift, wander, soaring, and cobalt.

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