A Horse Of A Different Color

These two horse-related poems were loosely inspired by this week’s Totally Optional Prompt:

First, a limerick:

A Horse of A Different Color
By Madeleine Begun Kane

There are folks who succumb to a weakness
For races like Belmont and Preakness.
But there’s only one horse
Race I’ll bet on—the course
To the White House—a sign of my geekness?

And now, a haiku about New York City:

Trumpeting cars horns.
Clip-clopping carriage horses.
Central Park Sunday.

(You can find more of my horse humor here.)

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17 Responses to “A Horse Of A Different Color”

  1. Modulator says:

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  2. paisley says:

    they were both lovely… you are so talented….

  3. madkane says:

    Thanks so much, Paisley!

  4. Alan Bender says:

    I appreciate your point of view. Excellent!

  5. Norma says:

    Both are very nice. The Haiku paints a lovely picture.

  6. Jo says:

    Yep, good ones! I enjoyed.

  7. LJCohen says:

    Enjoyed these–both of them. The second reminded me of the first time I tried to go rollerskating in Central Park on a Sunday. A bad skater and horses–not a good combination. LOL.

  8. ...deb says:

    I liked the haiku best–I could hear the horses and traffic. Nice.

  9. Rambler says:

    I liked the limerick the best :)

  10. Holly Mac says:

    Awesome! I love the limerick.

  11. Tumblewords says:

    The haiku is so New York. I hear it and smell it, even from the West!

  12. Christine says:

    Hi, this is my first time posting with this meme, hence the unfamiliar name on your blog.

    I like your lighthearted approach in the limmerick. My poem is a bummer after reading yours!

    The horses in the park take me right back to New York. Vivid.

  13. Despite being short, both creat vivd images.

  14. Dick says:

    Fiendishly clever!

  15. madkane says:

    Thanks everyone!

  16. Poetikat says:

    Clever horse limerick – I like your use of enjambment (a favourite device of mine). I’ve also been known to adapt words, even when they technically don’t exist (geekness). Very enjoyable!