April Poetry Month Day 2 and it's Manicddaily/Karin Gustafson here (unfortunately also known as Outlawyer) and I'm suggesting horses. A horse! (So beautiful!) Anything even remotely equine! (The smell of leather?)
I love horses, though I've hardly ever ridden. So, I'm hoping nearly everyone has some memory, association, fantasy, involving a horse, whether the horse is saddled between their legs, made of pink plastic and purple maned, or trotting around some distant background.
So, for today, let some equine association get you out of of the starting gate. Keep in mind that the horse portion of your poem can be very peripheral. (There could simply be an off-track betting salon down the street, a cave painting--as set forth above--a knee-high boot, a horseshoe, some Monty Python coconut shells.)
Also, frankly, the purpose of these April posts is to help you get writing if you're stuck. If you have a second day of April poem, please feel free to link it here even if it has remarkably little to do with horses.
Whatever! Just run with what you've got. Have fun, and try to make a little time to visit other poets.
BTW, the pics are watercolors and ipad illustrations made by me. (I’m not so great at horses but just like them.) Feel free to use, but please credit to Karin Gustafson. Thanks!