As a parent, how often have I asked "Is there something in the air?" to try and explain the "hyperactive" behaviour of children some days. Chad Robinson's poem not only answers that question, he magically transports me back to my own childhood and conjures up that very spell for me to feel and know again!
It is the spirit of a wild horse, and it is carried in the wind! Suddenly I remember those days when there is a sort of electricity in the air and you want to just run around the yard, full of laughter. Fences? There are no fences! Nothing to contain the wild exhilarating energy! I remember literally riding the wind.
Again I must commend Chad Robinson for the brilliant crafting of words in constructing the poem.
The brief first line, "no fences" creates an involuntary small shake of my head – like a wild horse shaking its mane.
Andthe final two lines have a syllable count of 7 and 5, which together make 12, and when you read them aloud a few times you will hear the rhythm of 4 hooves galloping wildly. Absolutely brilliant poetry.
Thankyou Chad for taking us on this exhilarating ride!
I'd be hard pressed to identify a haiku written by Chad Lee Robinson that didn't deeply touch me — he pretty much *owns* the prairies as far as haiku is concerned. This one is even more special since I've been horse crazy from the day I learned to say "horsey" as a little girl. Keep 'em coming, Chad! –Billie Wilson