If it is not immediately clear, I am dressed up as a horse eaten by wind. Notice the terrified horse face I am wearing! He is terrified because he is being eaten…eaten by the wind. Look at the many chomps that have been taken out of me! Notice also my windy clothes, and the pieces of wind devouring my shoulders, and the look of horsey indignation on my face. All in all, I think it's a pretty realistic depiction.
Long-tailed ponies go nosing the pine-lands,
Ponies of Parisians shooting on the hill.
The wind blows. In the wind, the voices
Have shapes that are not yet fully themselves,
Are sounds blown by a blower into shapes,
The blower squeezed to the thinnest mi of falsetto.
The hunters run to and fro. The heavy trees,
The grunting, shuffling branches, the robust,
The nocturnal, the antique, the blue-green pines
Deepen the feelings to inhuman depths.
These are the forest. This health is holy,
This halloo, halloo, halloo heard over the cries
Of those for whom a square room is a fire,
Of those whom the statues torture and keep down.
This health is holy, this descant of a self,
This barbarous chanting of what is strong, this blare.
But salvation here? What about the rattle of sticks
On tins and boxes? What about horses eaten by wind?
When spring comes and the skeletons of the hunters
Stretch themselves to rest in their first summer’s sun,
The spring will have a health of its own, with none
Of autumn’s halloo in its hair. So that closely, then,
Health follows after health. Salvation there:
There’s no such thing as life; or if there is,
It is faster than the weather, faster than
Any character. It is more than any scene:
Of the guillotine or of any glamorous hanging.
Piece the world together, boys, but not with your
Happy birthday, Vice President! We will party for you all month long.