I can't help but think of the irony in this painting. I'm sure that most racehorses get to see the pasture, especially after their careers are finished, but I wonder how many would choose to race if given the choice. I love to watch the Derby, but watching that fillie lose her life on the track sickened me. Nonetheless, you captured the spirit of the painting in your words... nicely done. Thanks for sharing it with us.
love the tanka--I agree with bob--racing is a tough business--this painting seems strange compared to
well said about the power and beauty of the race.
I like the array of colors in the painting, the lovely imagery in your verse! cherrio :)
what BEAUTIFUL imagery you use!!