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Rodeo Senryu

One of the things we did on our holiday was go to the Dawson Creek Rodeo. What a fun afternoon and evening in a stadium that looked out on picturesque prairie. It was like being on the set of Heartland!

Scene from the rodeo bleachers. Event: Tie-down roping  – Dawson Creek, B.C.  (Photo © 2016 by V. Nesdoly)

What I love to do at rodeos is to challenge myself with getting shots of the action. Rodeos are full of action!

Today I’m posting three senryu (human haiku) based on a few of my rodeo shots. (Be assured, no animals were injured in the process of these events.)

Event: Barrel Racing – Photos © 2016 by V. Nesdoly.
Event:  Saddle Bronc Riding – Photo © 2016 by V. Nesdoly


Event: Chuckwagon Race – Photos © 2016 by V. Nesdoly

(All poems © 2016 by Violet Nesdoly – All rights reserved)


PF-2This post is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted this week by Heidi at My Juicy Little Universe.


11 thoughts on “Rodeo Senryu”

  1. I haven’t been to a rodeo in years, & there are some big ones here! When I did see them, I was always amazed at the barrel racing, wonderful talent in horse and young woman! Love your pics, too, Violet!

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  2. You took me right back to the rodeo in my home town! Smooth out the hills in the background and take out the trees — that could be Eastern Colorado! Your photos and senryu capture moments perfectly!

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    1. Thanks, Robbi! I see from your blog that you are one of those fearless barrel racer ladies. Barrel racing is one of my favorite rodeo events. You ladies and your horses are amazing!

      Last year was our first time to attend the rodeo in Dawson Creek. We’ll definitely go again if we’re there at rodeo time.


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