from Venus and Adonis by William Shakespeare

But, lo!
from forth
the corpse
the neighbor
lusty young
and proud
the Adonis
trampling
spying
snorting
neighing around
strong-necked
tied to a tree
breaking the reigns
straight runs he

imperiously leaping
bounding
moving asunder
no weary
no wonder
breaking earth
hollow womb
and heavenly thunder
iron crushed
between the
teeth
control within reach

ears pricked up
hanging mane braided
compass
crest
stands on end
nostrils
air-drinking
go forth again
like a furnace
vapour send
end
of an eye
scornfully
glistening
courage
and desire
trotting

stepping majestic
pride
rear upright
curvets and leaps
Lo!
strength is tried
captivated eye
a fairer breed
yea right
stand-by

What does wreck
the angry rider’s
ride?
flattering “Holla” back
“Stand I say?”
No way not today
away with your prickling
spur
your trappings gay
I have
love
and I am proud
agree
or not
I go proportionately
towards
workmanship
of naturally
courageously
pace
and bone

this is my shag
my head
my ears
and broad buttock
thick tale
lock
and load

Scurry feathers
Anon
no wind-song
I don’t fan with
my feather-wings
heals and feet
embrace

Melancholy
malcontent
tail that went
stamps mis-sent
love
enraged
fury assuaged

testy master
come get
me
breed me
please
jealousy
cant catch
me horse-stream
over-fly
out-stripping crows
cry madly

I prophesy
death
sorry
but I live
in sorrow
I’m boring but
hey there’s always tomorrow

if you need
me
pursue
me
foxy
if you dare
I will hound
thee down
and out-count

and when all
is said
and done
the hare
marked
by troubles
outcry
cranks and crosses
thousand
times over
o brother
devised danger
shifts and shafts
and strangers
cronies
earth-delving

smelling
mingling
hot snuffing
clamorous
crying
echo replying
sky-chase
why all this
ado fault
clearly
who?

thou shalt not
dew-bedabble
wretch me
turn return
indenturious
envious briar patch-work
legs scratch
it hurts
murmurs of misery
trodden delivery

I hate
thee riding
me
I seek to ride on my
own with love
towards
immortality
i shall
rise
now
please
get off of me