Friday, May 20, 2016

Turning over a wild horse

                                                                                              Attribution: Waugsberg
Image: A Spanish Walk (here)

the 12 given words:
lucid (very clear and easy to understand)
lisp (to speak falteringly, childishly)
lope (run in a relaxed way with long strides)
gravel heel 
wile (intended to ensnare or deceive)
hoop (a circular object : a large ring)
rave rant pent acid
rasp (to speak in a way that sounds rough or harsh)

Turning over a wild horse is no mean feat
Lucid in manner even lisp to a fault
Just so confidence is established

Loping around leisurely within the paddock
Not even disturbing the well-grained gravel
Or across the field digging the heels
No wile  maneuvers or intimidating hoops to be used
Rave and rant of pent-up frustrations
and rasp in a manner of speaking
are all an absolute no-no

Just to create rapport of partnership
The underlying acid test of success
Is when the going is easy
Horse and trainer can understand each other

For grapeling's at Real Toad's  -
get listed with the given words


  1. I love how you defined the words, and then created a poem that lingers with sounds -- made me want to roll the words off my tongue. Loved the movement in this -- your image (gif) of the prancing horse is fitting. This was a fun prompt-thanks for the poem.

  2. Love how you used all those great word to create the horse training rewards.

  3. I love to ride, and miss my horse days, so I loved this. Thank you.

  4. What a creative direction to have gone with the list. I too love horses and spent much of my childhood on and around them.

  5. Takes a bit until the two truly become one in the same

  6. These words worked very well with your theme.

  7. This is one of the most unique poems that I have seen in quite some time, Hank. I love it!

  8. I love how you used the whole list, created a them where they would work superbly.

  9. You used the given words excellently. Well done.

  10. yes, easier going when the language is common. thanks for adding your voice, Hank ~