Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Bird haiku

sunlight through bare trees -
the dappled pink breast
of a bullfinch.

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early blooming gorse -
a heron buffetted
by the wind.


11 comments:

nadia said...

we have heron that live by the river near our house here. but no gorse i'm afraid. reading that and thinking of it has taken me back to british spring.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Pungent ornithological images.

Janice Thomson said...

These are wonderful images! Blue heron's inhabit our area year round - such beautiful birds.Our broom (gorse) has yet to bud.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Nadia - yes its the beginning of a beautiful British spring up here...

d.moll - thanks

janice - we have gorse and broom, the broom is softer in its foliage

The Weaver of Grass said...

Love "heron, buffeted by the wind"
They stand still whatever the weather and if it is rough their feathers get blown about something rotten. Do you know the Edwin Morgan poem Heron?

Crafty Green Poet said...

Weaver - I love watching herons, yes I do know that Edwin Morgan poem, his Selected Poems is one of the poetry books I'm currently reading

polona said...

great early spring images

fourwindshaiga said...

Both of these verses put lovely visions in my head, and that is what it is all about, right?

jem said...

I like the way that both of these birds appear firmly seated within their environment. I think that shows how creatures connect to their surroundings far more than people do.

Cynthia said...

lovely, sunlight through trees and
a heron buffeted by wind.p

Lucy said...

I love things with herons in...