bird walk

My sister and her husband have become bird photography enthusiasts.  They send us internet photo albums of their snaps from excursions to see birds in their habitats or at sanctuaries and zoos where they are seeing birds both familiar and rare.

So here is my poetic tribute to the native birds I see in my neighborhood all year:

Haiku

Sighting I

flash of feathered wing
‘midst downy buds, petals soft
all call welcome spring

Sighting II

hidden cup of nest
curved and bound with twig and down
hollow, hallowed, rest

Sighting III

dappled light dances
on burgeoning branch of green
summer’s sunlight gleams

Sighting IV

leaf and bough are loosed
with autumn’s shifting breezes
knots of nests remain

Sighting V

days are short and dark
trumpeter swans wing northward
storm clouds threaten rain

Advertisements

About wakeupandwrite


2 responses to “bird walk

thank you for reading, comment or email to wakeupandwrite@gmail.com

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s