Have strong seasonal and nature-related imagery. There is one about a plum that I love, but I can’t lay my hands on the book my mum bought me just now, so you will have to make do with one I wrote earlier. The Japanese also aim for a change of mood or tone in the last line, something I have not achieved entirely here.
Where winter birds wade,
tide’s salt and brown water wash
the great mud-glossed mouth
I confess today’s theme has been lazily borrowed from the Walking Ollie blog and I don’t even know where to start with the horses today, so I won’t.