South Fork Poetry: 'Notes From the Hampton Classic'

By Bruce Buschel

black leather boots

tight tan jodhpurs

riding crops aloft

pendulum ponytails

no horse named Nabokov

languages spoken:

Spanish, Japanese,

Irish and money


Hermes saddles on sale

from $1,995 to 4,995

softer pretzels found

on the shtreets of Philufya

Springsteen daughter rides

Who's the Boss?

Bloomberg daughter rides

The Old Grey Mare


program says equine athletes

can jump over anything

save Water Mill traffic

security rivals Secret Service

best keep thoughts to self:

high leather boots

tight white breeches

hit me with your best crop


      Bruce Buschel is a writer, producer, director, and restaurateur who lives in Bridgehampton.