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Secretariat : the Red Freak, the Miracle

Author: Lyn Lifshin
Publisher: Huntsville, Texas : Texas Review Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Named Person: Secretariat, (Horse); Secretariat, (Horse)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lyn Lifshin
ISBN: 9781937875619 193787561X
OCLC Number: 863044246
Description: 154 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: When a leggy foal comes into the world (Secretariat's birth) --
Scrambling and scampering, leaping and jogging (Secretariat's early days) --
Mothers buck and yowl for their stolen jewels (Weaning) --
Feeling touch as a song they can dance to (The youngest yearlings) --
The gorgeous red chestnut growing into what was to come (Secretariat goes to Hialeah) --
A chubby clown leaves as a prince (Secretariat in Saratoga) --
Like something out of a fairy tale (The Kentucky Derby) --
Other horses saw a shadow coming from behind and knew it wasn't their shadow (The Preakness) --
It's like he's not real (The Belmont) --
Does he dream other barns and stables (After the Triple Crown) --
Even grown men are crying blues (Secretariat, moving to retirement) --
For company, torn leaves perfumed with the scent of mares (Secretariat's retirement) --
Some say horses know: he was led to the van, a shank clipped over him (Secretariat's death) --
Too perfect to replicate (After Secretariat's death).
Responsibility: Lyn Lifshin.

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