Kobayashi Issa Horse Haikus

Horse & Bird

Today’s horse poetry is by Kobayashi Issa who wrote over 20,000 haiku poems during his life from 1763-1827.

Horse Haikus

Hey, sparrow!
Out of the way,
Horse is coming.

Young sparrows get out of the way!
get out of the way!
A great horse is coming!

Summer shower –
naked horse
naked rider.

on a naked horse
in pouring rain!

A sudden shower falls —
and naked I am riding
on a naked horse.

Sweet Dreams

Haikus aren’t for everybody, but his are fun and playful (and naked) ;). Be sure to also check out some more cheerful rhymes in the horse poetry section.