A poem on a horse…!

Leona Lewis Dedicates Tattoo Poem To Horse
I read this piece of news in a local newspaper today with great interest :

Leona Lewis the British singer, has now got herself inked down her back. Tattoo is a habit than style statement in Hollywood and Leona Lewis seems to have made the best out of it.
The tattoo poem which runs down from the nape of her neck till the middle of her back, reads like this :
This beautiful (?) write-up in form of a body art is her tribute to her favourite animal the horse.

Lewis, flaunted the risque tattoo as she donned a figure-hugging dress at The Love Ball at The Roundhouse, north-west London on 24th Feb 2010.

Leona is often branded dull and mocked as a lacking personality. This is her way of getting out of this image.

One of her friends revealed: “Leona loves tattoos and she felt having a really bold design running the length of her back would have a real impact. She’s seen what other people like Victoria have had done and used her passion for horses as the inspiration. She’s really proud of it and isn’t ashamed to show it off.”


My comments on the above news item :
1.”Compared to other Hollywood beauties, Leona herself looks somewhat horsy” was one comment by a reader. I agree and extend my sympathies to Leona !
2. There are many proverbs connected with horses. Here are some of them which I could recall offhand : 
If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.  
Better ride on ass that carries me, than on a horse that throws me. 
For want of a nail the shoe is lost, for want of a shoe the horse is lost, for want of a horse the rider is lost. 
Look not a gift horse in the mouth. 
You can take a horse to water but you can’t make it drink. 
Fear the goat from the front, the horse from the rear, and man from all sides.- Russian Proverb. 
Judge not the horse by his saddle.- Chinese Proverb. 
It’s too late to close the stable door after the horse has bolted.-French Proverb.
If three people say you are an ass, put on a bridle.- Spanish Proverb.
3.There are several funny quotes on horses too.Here is a random sampling :
Money, horse racing and women, three things the men just can’t figure out.- Will Rogers.
He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages; so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on.- Benjamin Franklin. 
The horse I bet on was so slow, the jockey kept a diary of the trip.- Henny Youngman. 
One reason why birds and horses are happy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses. – Dale Carnegie.
4. Yes there are several poems on horses too ( better than this tatoo  poem ! ). Here is a small list,if at all you want to horse around or gallop to a fairy land on a flying horse :  
Horse Fiddle-by Carl Sandburg.
The Ballad of The White Horse- by G K Chesterton.
The Flyaway Horse-by Eugene Field. 
The Horse-by Louise Gluck.White Horse -by Rudyard Kipling.
5. I think most of friends can write much better poems on the subject of horses.Ah! Yes,senryus,haikus too…! Why don’t you take the saddle and ride on the subject ? 
6. Before I end,I recall my favourite poem from my schooldays.It was titled :” The Highway Man ” by Alfred Noyes.The poem is too long for this space,but its musical sounds: tlot… tlot… tlot… still reverbrate in my ears. Read the poem by going to the following link :
Happy Trotting !! 
BTW, you can see and enjoy Leona’s lovely back with its tattooed horse poem on several sites. Best Of Luck and Happy Viewing !
I will end on this note as I have given my readers plenty of fodder, literally enough to feed 10 horses ! So chew on it, while I bolt my stable and rein my gallopping horses…!! 
     Animal lover Leona Lewis reveals new tattoo
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11 Responses to A poem on a horse…!

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