Wednesday, 22 October 2008

haiku

first frost -
greenfinches glow emerald
in the undergrowth


previously published in Blithe Spirit, the journal of the British Haiku Society

11 comments:

Selma said...

Absolutely exquisite imagery!

Scot said...

love this

Susan Richardson said...

Really powerful use of colour.

kouji haiku said...

glowing emerald... lovely. :)

Janice Thomson said...

What a pretty bird and its voice is awesome. Perfect haiku for this little beauty.

polona said...

that's a beautiful image.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Love the haiku. Haiku are so good for giving one vivid image (if they work - and this one does).

gardenpath said...

I love both the haiku and the bird. We don't have them here, but it looks a bit like our evening grosbeak, which is a finch.

http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Evening_Grosbeak.html

Lucy said...

I love greenfinches, second only to goldfinches.

christine said...

You have a keen eye. I always learn something when I visit here.

The photo on your header is lovely.

jem said...

This is striking - great use of colour contrasts to show up the star of your show.

I just joined the BHS and spotted your name a couple of times in the magazine! great to see names I know.