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Horse Haikus Here!

Published: 8/22/2010
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Express Yourself!

to submit your horse-related haiku!

It's simple:
Three lines of poetry, 5 syllables, then 7, then 5 syllables again.

Many thanks to photographer Agnes Moyon!!

Here are some examples:

Elijah says this:
“So be less like a human
And more like a horse.”

They eat last year’s dregs
And watch as the new comes in
Bad taste in their mouths

Settin’ for a spell
Then I realized
they were all lookin’ at me.

Turkeys, porcupines
Woodchucks, deer, and coyotes
Move through the pasture

Writing and Riding
Two passions for one lil’ brain
Trying to make it.

Me: I shit you not.
Beau: All those bales by yourself?
Me: Yup. I missed you.

From Ruth:
Fun ride on the trails
Broke a branch to flick off flies
Spook bolt crash break hip

From Sam:
The familiar smells:
Horse, leather, hay, grain.
Everyday is barn day.

From Meris:
Kiss me velvet lips
Breathe in your warm breath out
Love lives in my barn

From Tammy:
Softly she nickers
At my bedroom window pane
Breakfast time again

From Melanie:
We are their keepers
Horses are spiritual
Keep them free from pain

From Jessie:
Big gentle giant
We fly through the waves and sand
Two souls become one

From Ella:
Ears up eyes are bright
Galloping into the day
One sugar lump please

From Riley:
Tail and Mane Like Silk
Flowing Like The Ocean's Waves
The Horse is Magic

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1/26/2011 ashlee
these are all really great!! some made me laugh and they all made me smile
9/25/2014 Dorado
I loved these. They make me smile when its too rainy to get out and ride my horse.

"In the language of the range, to say that somebody is "as smart as a cutting horse" is to say that he is smarter than a Philadelphia lawyer,smarter than a steel trap, smarter than a coyote, smarter than a Harvard graduate - all combined. There just can't be anything smarter than a smart cutting horse. He can do everything but talk Meskin - and he understands that." - Joe M. Evans, A Corral Full of Stories