March 24, 2017

Poetry Friday--Irish Horses

My writer friend, Janet, moved to Ireland several years ago. She shares photos of her adopted home on Facebook, many of which have horses as their subject. I have, with her permission, made several into haiga for Happy Haiga Day! posts.

The first three are different interpretations of the same photo.


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curiousity
of horses used to living
amongst fairyfolk


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bats overhead...
the realization you've
missed dinner


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distant thunder
more than enough time
to say goodbye


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Cooloorta fields...
we take each other's measure
nose to nose


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Gortlecka crossroads...
this morning redolent
with rascality

The last one is a favorite of mine. The photo tickles me every time I see it!

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43 comments:

  1. I enjoyed each of these and what great photographs. I feel like a fourth grader again, in love with horses.

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  2. Oh, those beautiful horses! Like most little girls I was horse-crazy, and I still get such a thrill looking at those majestic creatures. I especially love those fuzzy, furry faces!

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    1. Such personalities in those fuzzy faces!

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  3. What an adventure with words and images, they are magical, thanks!

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  4. Great photos. I like your three takes on that first photo. I think my favorite is the last, though, "with rascality." :-)

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    1. There's something so attractive about rascals!

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  5. Oh wow, my horse-loving heart is galloping over these pics! I've known curious horses... I think I like the pic of the horses behind the fence. Somehow I can imagine each personality by the way they greet the fence. Thank you! xo

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  6. These are just wonderful, Diane. Love your variations of the same photo. Such fun. Love those horse noses and faces. :)

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    1. If it weren't for the fact that horses have big teeth, I'd definitely say those faces are kissable!

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  7. I am a horse person, so these just brought all sorts of mingling of sounds, smells and warmth to my soul. Thanks for sharing.
    Just so you know, some words were used from your post to use in the new Scavenger Hunt today! http://mainelywrite.blogspot.com/2017/03/poetry-friday.html

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  8. Wonderful pictures and joyful poems to match.

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    1. Yes, there is something in horses that brings out the joy!

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  9. I wanted to say too that that last one is a gem. The others are beautiful, too. What a fine place to live. I love that you used the word "rascality". I'll remember that one!

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    1. I think rascality is a particularly good word!

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  10. It's been ages and ages since I've ridden - but these poems bring the magic of horses back. Just beautifully done, Diane.

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    1. I've only been riding once--that's when I discovered I was allergic to hay!

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  11. How fun to come here from #puppyday pictures to Irish horses!

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    1. The only thing better would be #cats!

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  12. Oh, my gosh! So fun and what beautiful postcards. What a life...moving to Ireland and photographing horses. I would love to know what that feels like. Thank you for letting me in on a bit of it. What a gift.

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    1. Janet seems to be thoroughly enjoying herself!

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  13. Horses, Ireland, and poetry - a lovely PF trifecta! =)

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    1. With a name like Bridget Magee, how could it miss?

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  14. Rascality - Ha!
    Thanks for sharing these - we had horses for several years when the kids were little, and I do miss them. But not necessarily the 24-7 work/responsibility... ;0)

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    1. I imagine they're a lot more work than a cat!

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  15. I'm guessing you didn't photo edit to add the fascinator to the pony's head. :) I must send my niece the link to these. She is horse crazy... unlike her aunt, who only likes to admire them from a distance.

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    1. The photoediting was cropping and adding the text!

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  16. I love how you played with the first photo to create different moods, but agree with everyone else: rascality is a keeper!

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  17. As someone who grew around horses, I love these! Nicely done, the way you reinterpreted the same photo.

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    1. I never had the early opportunities you had, I guess that's why I love the horse photos so much now.

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  18. I love all of these! I do like the last photo and poem, too. I could use a few more mornings "redolent with rascality."

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    1. Weekday mornings with more rascality could benefit us all!

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  19. So precious! That last one takes the cake!

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  20. Such beauty and sweetness. Thank you for sharing the pictures and poetry.

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  21. Rascality! Great word! It makes me think of "rapscallionality," which is probably not a word but should be.

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    1. "Rapscallionality" is a mouthful--don't look for it to come into common usage any time soon!

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  22. Such beautiful animals. and lovely words. I hope you're planning a visit to your friend.

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    1. That would definitely be nice, Dori!

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