Good wording, as usual. The assonance of the first half really mimic the "galloping" of the horses.
I always find the pairing of death and lightheartedness very interesting.
5 years ago
My thoughts on this..well I would think something pompous to bring so many horses out...four hundred thousand of them...maybe you meant four hundred thousand hooves? Regardless...
Maybe it was the Remembrance Day Celebrations? I think, when you make the suggestions about old jesters making jokes about cemeteries as they pass...could be them being
thankful that they are still alive...nothing to do with the horses...Your poetry always makes me thing beyond the norm and...I like it for that very fact.