Horse Haiku of the Day, by Jane Polk

Horse life in 17 syllables.

Photo courtesy of Jane Polk

Each morning we release a fresh new horsey haiku (or set of haikus!) into the Internet ether. Today’s haikus come from Jane Polk, who explains, “After an exhilarating day foxhunting with The Camden Hunt in South Carolina, I penned these haikus about my experience.”

Take it away, Jane!

The Hunt Master speaks

Distracted hounds stand alert,

prepared for the chase.

In full cry we run

through sandy trails of Camden

I smile, breathless.

(Jane notes: “smile” is two syllables in this Southerner’s vocabulary!

Happy wagging tails

follow hounds’ mindful noses

Foxes take cover.

Heed the Hunt Master

You shall not be forgiven

for upsetting him.

Thanks for allowing us to live vicariously through your hunting adventure, Jane! Before we head out, here’s one more for the road:

Send us your haikus

5-7-5, it’s easy

Horse Nation needs you

Email your own horse haiku (a three-line poem with 5-7-5 syllables per line) to [email protected]. Include a photo of your haiku’s equine inspiration if you like!

Go Riding.


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