The Horse Fair

7:00 AM

Rosa Bonheur, The Horse Fair, 1855
"The Horse" 
By WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS

The horse moves
independently
without reference
to his load

He has eyes
like a woman and
turns them
about, throws

back his ears
and is generally 
conscious of
the world. Yet

he pulls when 
he must and
pulls well, blowing 
fog from

his nostrils
like fumes from
the twin
exhausts of a car. 

Editor's Note: Students were asked to pair a poem and painting with no explanation of the connection. 

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