Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Urban Bird Haiku

dustcarts clatter
down the narrow street -
pigeons scatter

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privet hedge -
invisible sparrows
chatter


and Dave at Via Negativa sums up why those of us who love birds don't always love wind turbines.... you can read his post here.

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13 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

I like those two haiku Juliet - they go together so well that I think they could be a double haiky!

Jasmine said...

I'm ecoming increasingly interested in haiku. It seems more complex to form than you would initially imagine.

Cathy said...

Lovely Haiku Juliet. So simple but beautiful.

Very interesting and thought provoking link to the wind farms. They seem so harmless at first glance...!

fourwindshaiga said...

Two very nice haiku from a very observant nature watcher. You are definitely right about sparrows.

Jenn Jilks said...

These are lovely. So few seem to get haiku. It's not an easy style. Well done.

ROSIDAH said...

Lovely haiku! Have a wonderful week and holiday :)

Kari of Writing Up A Storm said...

I love your haiku! Also, I like your use of a varying number of syllables, too. Here's one to add to yours:

scarecrows
in the wind
tatter

Leora said...

Your photo is making me shiver.

Chatter clatter scatter - pigeons sparrows dustcarts - good imagery!

Poetikat said...

Sorry I missed this earlier, Juliet.
I do like the way the two pieces complement each other. Pigeons do scatter, that's for sure and "chatter" is the ideal word for sparrows.

Rambling Woods said...

Love the poetry...I know that the wind turbines are a problem and we have a huge wind turbine farm near lake erie...

ramblingwoods said...

I forgot to thank you for posting to Nature Notes... Michelle

Fire Byrd said...

I love the walks you've been on and the pics. I got here and just smiled at the haiku(s)
I am out walking my dog at 7am and it's cold and dark,, but the sound of birdsong really lifts me to start the day.

Carver said...

I love the haiku. Great for nature notes.