Friday, 3 April 2009

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leaves unfurl -
the chaffinch's chest brighter
than yesterday




an earlier version of this was published in Blithe Spirit, the members' journal of the British Haiku Journal

More Spring for Read Write Poem

7 comments:

jem said...

I like the way the chaffinch is your bloom. Well done.

The Weaver of Grass said...

You are right about the chaffinch's chest - isn't it interesting how some have a deep pink chest and others have an almost purple chest. I think all birds (male) get brighter as the leaves unfurl - a nice thought.

Janice Thomson said...

Lovely. The male's plumage changing colour during the breeding season...

Catherine said...

What a pleasure to read your descriptions of spring, while we are enjoying a bright warm autumn.
Nice to catch up with your blog - I have been reading your descriptions of Earth Hour. Christchurch was the first city in New Zealand to sign up to it, but I am very cynical about the number of restaurants and others lighting heaps of candles for Earth Hour instead of using electric light, as I don't think candles are environmentally friendly at all.

Danielle Mari said...

We have gold finches here and I had just noted to my better half how they just keep getting brighter and brighter.
Lovely!

Jeeves said...

Chaffinch's bright chest and brighter days to come. Nice one:)

Crafty Green Poet said...

Weaver - yes I'm fasciated by the different shades too, the bullfinches too are certainly getting pinker in the chest....

Janice, Jeeves - thanks

Catherine - thanks - you're right about candles too, apart from pure beeswax candles, they're not environmentally friendly,

Danielle - yes goldfinches too!