Rachel Dacus, Poet & Writer. My novel THE RENAISSANCE CLUB is forthcoming from Fiery Seas Publishing in January 2018.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
New poem up at Eclectica! My Wishing Star ...
Thanks to Poetry Editor Jennifer Finstrom for selecting my poem "My Wishing Star on a Long Ride" for Eclectica's July/August 2015 Issue. Summer is often a time to remember childhood, and the poem centers on my memory of a month of horsebackriding at Hunewill's Dude Ranch. The memory is as starry as the night sky seen from our cabin door. My mother, brother, and I rode the same huge, gentle Morgan horses every day, learning about grooming them, herding cattle, and taking a day ride into the High Country of the Eastern Sierras. It was a full ranch and healing family experience after the upset of my parents' divorce. When I was thirteen, it seemed just about a month of heaven.