This week my family and I experienced the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for the first time. Like the Minnesota State Fair, which we attended in recent years, there were lots of farm animals to see. As usual, that was a big hit with our boys.
It seems appropriate today to feature Texas Longhorn cattle with a photograph of this beauty. These cattle, amazingly, are the direct descendants of the first cattle brought to the New World from Spain. Their horns can grow to seven feet in width.
That’s impressive, as I’m sure this week’s haiku about farm animals will be. From the lowly barn cat to more exotic species, these critters, large and small, capture our hearts and our imaginations. So write something about that in a short poem with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the third line. Here’s mine:
Adorned not only
with horns but also a ring,
this Longhorn is proud.