Craig C Downer is ReadersMagnet’s Author of the Week

by | Dec 16, 2020 | Author of the week | 9 comments

ULURU & EPONA (Ayer’s Rock, South Australia, October 4, 2014, very early morning, ca. 1:30 AM)

Dedicated to the whitish horse who lovingly welcomed me with her sweet whinny, which I heard in a vivid dream about Australia weeks before I went there. I may have met and heard her in the Snowy River country, NSW, toward the end of my trip.

By Craig C. Downer, Wildlife Ecologist, Andean Tapir Fund, P.O. Box 456, Minden, NV 89423. See and Member Ecological Society of Australia, at whose annual convention in Alice Springs NT, I presented a poster on wild horses.

 For presentation to Nevada Poetry Society, Reno, November 15, 2014.


Such an awesome connection
There where Southern Cross burns.
The Heavens open up
Here at Uluru!
Majestic, ancient rock
Venerated by Aboriginals venerable,
By all fellow species
Including Kangaroos.
World’s greatest Monolith,
Its varying crimsons and oranges,
Purples and mauves,
Transpire throughout the day.
And a preternatural glow
At night suffuses this region
Known as Uluru.

A Powerful Melody
Came to me
At A.M. 1:30,
As, lying under the stars I dreamt
Of fantastic connections
Universal in scope.
Suddenly jolted awake,
I looked up to see
The constellation Scorpio
Inverted to become
A full-bodied Horse:
Its beautiful head
Where Scorpio’s tail once curled;
Its graceful back and tail
Vastly curved by linked stars!
The right side of its long head
Looked back to beckon me
From out this vast Immensity
Of Space and Time.
–Oh! Bright eye glinting,
Sparkling with a special Magic
That I shall never forget!

All the while
A vibration most powerful
Within my feelings itself composed.
Melody there most certainly was
Emanating from the Rock,
Tuned to this vast Immensity,
And on this precise, unique Perspective,
Focusing, coalescing
Its message Here,
With Uluru and Horse Celestial …
The “Brumby Down Under”
If you will,
Peering through and with Connections
–So Soul-stirring–
Between and among ALL
The vast and far-flung Galaxies and Stars,
And with a Quintessential Energy,
Better yet a Spirit,
That brought Animation to the Whole.

— Oh! Lovely EQUUS … EPONA!
You have risen higher than Man!
Your Noble Virtue
Throughout the Universe does Shine …
Moving on, encircling, connecting,
Saving this our World’s community …
And All Universal Life as well.

Gallop on in Freedom,
For the sunken, earth-bound human
Cannot you contain;
And take me with you
Wherever you roam …
Upon your Celestial Back
And unto that Most Perfect Goal
God has in store
Some Time, some Where
For ALL!


  1. Marilyn Nuske

    Beautiful, I look forward to your book! En admitted.

    • Craig C Downer

      Great, Marilyn! I will notify you once it’s out. Hope the situation will improve for the Brumbies. Happy Summer Solstice for you in S. Hemisphere. and keep up your fine work.

    • Craig Downer

      Did you see the conjunction today between Jupiter and Saturn, Marilyn?

      • Marylou

        Please let me know when your book is ready

  2. Liz Scott

    Such a wonderfull image lifted my hopes and dreams with joy

    • Craig Downer

      So glad you were moved by my poem, Liz. I really did have an extraordinary mystical experience there. Ever been to Australia?

  3. Denise Smith

    Wonderfully written 💜💜💜

    • Craig Downer

      So glad you think I did a good job in writing this experience up, Denise. Makes my day. Did you see the conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn tonight? I was out looking at this and it was awesome and the two planets together gave off many different flashing colors. Also today is Winter Solstice. Hope you have an enjoyable holiday and are keeping well.


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