Hot Horse’s Hooves


hot horse’s hooves

heave across a parched yellow bridge

a cool stream whips by


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Time Machine #4, Yellow, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, which gave Van Gogh’s painting “The Langlois Bridge at Arles with Women Washing” as our inspiration. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Suede –

7 thoughts on “Hot Horse’s Hooves

  1. You’re one of the few people to look at the horse in the painting — your haiku makes me feel sorry for the poor creature — urged on by that cool, clear water. 🙂

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