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 –
Horse tails of spume
Trail speeding cars after
This poem was written for Carpe Diem Ghost Writer #33, Richard Wright on Autumn by Jen of Blog It Or Lose It, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. In this post we were asked to write a late-autumn haiku (in Richard Wright’s style and tone) showing a relationship between man’s realm and nature’s realm. This was my attempt and all of the poems in the link-up can be read here. While the horse’s starring role in the haiku seems like the perfect excuse for some Patti Smith.