For Erika Ricci and Anna Lisa Rosetti
”I am not dumb now,” was Helen Keller’s proud,
challenging statement of fact. Those who can
see, she said, should be “knights of the blind”.
From the horsemen of the Apocalypse
to the breaking, millennia ago,
of wild horses on the western steppes
beyond Volga-Matushka – Mother Volga –
these beasts are both utility and symbol.