Monday, 3 September 2007

haiku

herring gull
stamps on the grass -
worms rise.


I love watching gulls do this, they look as though they're dancing. I've heard it said that worms mistake the drumming for rain and that's why they rise (and then get eaten), but as I often see gulls dancing in the rain, there may be another explanation!

9 comments:

Mandy said...

I didn't know gulls did that but am not surprised - I know that in some places they have worm-churning competitions.

Anonymous said...

sweet image

Nasra

steve said...

Lovely--so much more poetic than mine! :)

Jo said...

That works so well!

Sally said...

love this- you have a great blog- glad you dropped by so I could find you :-)

AnnieElf said...

What a funny little dancing image you have created. Made me laugh though I suppose the worm would not appreciate the outcome.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Mandy - I've never seen the worm churning! Maybe its down to regional differences!

Annie - yes it is fun!

Nasra, Jo, Sally - thanks!

Steve - I enjoyed your haiku too though!

gautami said...

Law of nature. Isn't that great?

Janice Thomson said...

One can just picture this so well...lovely image Juliet