Per Diem: Daily Haiku for November 2020 features Jennifer Sutherland’s collection on the theme of ‘Horses’. This is what Jennifer has to say by way of an introduction to this theme:
“When I bestride him, I soar. I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes” — Shakespeare Henry V- Act III
Throughout history, they have lived in servitude to humankind.
They have carried soldiers into fierce battles, nomads on endless journeys, galloped in races for our entertainment, been revered by royalty and admired by many. They have inspired great works of art and literature and featured in mythology, magic and religion.
They are arguably the noblest of all animals.
It is with much pleasure that I welcome you to November’s Per Diem on the theme of Equss – the horse.
My gratitude and thanks to all the poets and those who kindly consented to the publication of haiku for this feature. Now everyone, saddle up and enjoy the ride!