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Horse Sonnet Poems | Sonnet Poems About Horse

These Horse Sonnet poems are examples of Sonnet poems about Horse. These are the best examples of Horse Sonnet poems written by international PoetrySoup poets

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Dressage Rider

Dressage Rider

O for the skills to calm a flighty horse.
Compact its trombone limbs with reins and legs.
Exact perfection without noticeable force,
all trouble and delight that beauty begs.

One horse, one rider, indivisible;
sky-born with earth-bound duty to endorse.
Control from legs and seat must be invisible,
obeying smooth transitions on the course.

Struck by awe, crowds watch, as in a trance
a pleasure trip controlled by aids precise.
Such liveliness contained in equine dance,
by what divine device - this Paradise?

Each discipline involved must scarce be seen.
Before our eyes must seem a floating dream.

Suzanne Delaney

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The White Horse in my Dreams

The horse in my mind, gallops away,
His hooves, beat inside my skull, 
Like the waves, that pound, upon our strong hull
I hold tight, but the vision won’t stay

I see him now, that mighty white stallion
Galloping freely, upon the wet shore
The sound of his hooves, makes me need him the more
An escape from this old pale galleon

And so at last, we row to the beach
I have travelled so far for this dream
Prancing majestically, his eagerness shows
yet still nervous, he stays out of reach
Slowly he paces toward me, snorting a cloud of steam
I know now my journey is over, as he gently nuzzles my nose

I have selected the theme of 'Horses'
Written by        : Nick Bagnall
For contest by  : Constance ~ A Rambling Poet ~
Contest Name  : Horses or Snowflakes or Horses and Snowflakes
Awarded          : Tenth Place

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Come, swift Arion, tonight we will ride

as you humble wind, muddle the moonlight,

I’ll gather your mane, clutch it with pride

then we’ll rewrite lore, enflame even night. 

The strength of your gait overwhelms me,

let the world bow to your timeless power

for your potent stride has calmed stormy seas

and your gallop has outraced short hours,

but daybreak will send me back to my bed, 
though you are divine, my life has seams,

I mount the mystical, wonderment led,

cantering towards the kingdom of dreams. 

Bliss, this journey of stallion and maid,

May I not waken ‘til all the stars fade. 

*Written June 4, 2013


In Greek mythology, Arion is a divinely-bred, extremely swift immortal horse. The god Poseidon sired Arion while he was in horse-form. Arion can be found the Iliad.