Monday, 24 August 2009

the river runs high -
two dippers chase each other
under the bridge.


Water of Leith, today. This is for Rabbit's Guy, I know how much he likes the dippers!

Yesterday, I was at a poetry reading as part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Robin Robertson and Michael Symmons Roberts were the poets, they're both very well worth checking out (just follow the links under their names).

12 comments:

Coastcard said...

You have certainly made the most of your week at the festival. Wish I could have been to some of the events...

Dave King said...

Ooh, I envy you, listening to those two.

Red Bird said...

Oh, the haiku is lovely- and I am envious too! Since settling in our new home, haven't had much time for too much other than unpacking! I hope to find out a little more about the poetry scene here once things relax...
Have a great week, Juliet!

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love dippers, they are among my favourite birds, so love your haiku.

Pomona said...

lovely haiku!

Pomona x

Janice Thomson said...

One gets such a delightful image from your haiku.

Gołębnik said...

I actually managed to spot those two dippers along the Water of Leith the other day! But they didn’t stay in any one place for long …

Lynn Fisher said...

Love the haiku...and I'm envious of being so class to the festival. Ah, some day.

Alison Wiley said...

I am impressed by how much you get around, both physically in the world, and on the web. Very productive, and good practicing of community. I respect and love this about you.

Michelle Johnson said...

Glad you were able to hear some poets read at the festival. You haiku is very nice. Makes me think of a time shortly after a storm when life returns to the skies. Have a great day.

Cathy said...

love this haiku--especially the first line

angie said...

what a wonderful haiku!

and I'm glad you linked--I've never heard of dipppers. they are lovely!! what a treat it must be to see them.