The most important images in the poem are the ponies coming to welcome the speaker, the speaker touching the horse so lovingly that he imagines it is a girl, and the speaker feeling he would blossom if he stepped out of his body. The speaker takes us from the lonely human world into the beautiful natural world, breaking down the barriers between the two. Then the speaker compares the two worlds, noting that the horses would be considered lonely in the human world, but in the natural world, they are quite content. He then realizes, after caressing the horse who nudges him, that if he could leave his body, he would "break/Into blossom." Of course, the speaker cannot do this physically, but his realization is that humans can accomplish this spiritually by communing with and appreciating the beauty in nature. The speaker feels he is blessed to have had this experience and to come to this realization.