Rodeo Senryu

25 Aug

One of the things we did on our holiday was go to the Dawson Creek Rodeo. What a fun afternoon and evening in a stadium that looked out on picturesque prairie. It was like being on the set of Heartland!


Scene from the rodeo bleachers. Event: Tie-down roping  – Dawson Creek, B.C.  (Photo © 2016 by V. Nesdoly)

What I love to do at rodeos is to challenge myself with getting shots of the action. Rodeos are full of action!

Today I’m posting three senryu (human haiku) based on a few of my rodeo shots. (Be assured, no animals were injured in the process of these events.)


Event: Barrel Racing – Photos © 2016 by V. Nesdoly.


Event:  Saddle Bronc Riding – Photo © 2016 by V. Nesdoly



Event: Chuckwagon Race – Photos © 2016 by V. Nesdoly

(All poems © 2016 by Violet Nesdoly – All rights reserved)


PF-2This post is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted this week by Heidi at My Juicy Little Universe.



Posted by on August 25, 2016 in Form poems, People, Poetry Friday


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11 responses to “Rodeo Senryu

  1. Linda Baie

    August 26, 2016 at 7:58 am

    I haven’t been to a rodeo in years, & there are some big ones here! When I did see them, I was always amazed at the barrel racing, wonderful talent in horse and young woman! Love your pics, too, Violet!

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  2. Brenda Davis Harsham

    August 26, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Those are some great shots. Your photographs win the race and your poems are like the blue ribbons.

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  3. Tara Smith

    August 26, 2016 at 10:57 am

    I’ve never been to a rodeo, but your poems make me want to, Violet!

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  4. haitiruth

    August 27, 2016 at 4:12 am

    Sounds like fun! Ruth,

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  5. Michelle Heidenrich Barnes

    August 27, 2016 at 4:49 am

    Well done on capturing the action, Violet, and great presentation, too! I went to a rodeo once when I lived in NM. What I remember most was the strong sense of identity in that crowd.

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  6. maryleehahn

    August 27, 2016 at 5:34 am

    You took me right back to the rodeo in my home town! Smooth out the hills in the background and take out the trees — that could be Eastern Colorado! Your photos and senryu capture moments perfectly!

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  7. cvarsalona

    August 27, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Violet, thank you for capturing the excitement of a rodeo and introducing me to a new form of poetry.
    The line “race of a lifetime” ties in beautifully with the photo.

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  8. Bridget Magee

    August 29, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Thanks for sharing the rodeo action, Violet! I’ve never been to a rodeo, but your photos and senryu gave me a taste of what I’m missing. =)

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  9. Tabatha

    August 30, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Amazing shots! Your senryu give you a feeling of the expertise and the danger!

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  10. Robbi Nace Keller

    February 17, 2017 at 8:53 am

    I love going to Dawson Creek rodeo, despite the long drive from Sask! Nice pictures!


    • Violet Nesdoly

      February 17, 2017 at 9:28 am

      Thanks, Robbi! I see from your blog that you are one of those fearless barrel racer ladies. Barrel racing is one of my favorite rodeo events. You ladies and your horses are amazing!

      Last year was our first time to attend the rodeo in Dawson Creek. We’ll definitely go again if we’re there at rodeo time.



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