Tuesday, 26 January 2010

haiku

skeleton trees
on the railway embankment -
a cloud of crows




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

16 comments:

Poetikat said...

I really like this one, Juliet. My husband said he saw over 100 crows in a tree outside his office yesterday. He said it reminded him of the balls on the ends of brush-bristles. Ooh! I wish he'd had a camera!

I've just posted one featuring doves.

deowriter said...

The images crow cloud image is so clearly in my head. Glad you stopped by my old blog (now used for photography). I am here now.

Leatherdykeuk said...

This is beautiful indeed.

sandy, from fourwinds said...

I was just thinking of a crow poem, but was going to get murder in there somewhere. I like this one.

And those trees on your header are gorgeous.

mark said...

A wonderful haiku, Juliet. Well done! I quite like your haiku!

Thomma Lyn said...

Oh wow, I love this. So evocative -- "cloud of crows" and "skeleton trees"; speaking of which, I love your new blog header. It's gorgeous!

Bill said...

Natural and a bit sinister.

A piece of news said...

I like this haiku. I really enjoy seeing the dark trees against the winter sky.

jblack designs said...

I love that. What an amazing visual it provides. I'll never see a flock of crows (well, we have grackles, not crows, but, you know) the same way.

Jennifer

Coastcard said...

Another fine Haiku, Juliet. Love the professional feel of your latest blogskin-style.

Alan Summers said...

I'm always a sucker for a crow haiku and anything to do with railways. ;-)

a hand's width of crows
the crookedness of branches
zigzagging frost


Alan Summers
Alan’s Area 17 blog
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Angela Recada said...

I really like this one, too, Juliet! Especially combined with the new header photo of skeleton trees. Trees, a somber sky and crows - three of my favorite things.

jem said...

Good one Juliet. I love the words 'skeleton' and 'cloud' both specific and striking.

Gillena Cox said...

love those trees

much love
gillena

Julie said...

Beautiful image. I love the cloud of crows on the last line. It makes me feel as if I'm rising with them.

libbyquilter said...

a wonderful haiku and yes, it does fit in well with your header photo~!~

i've been expereimenting around with haiku a bit myself lately and am finding it quite addicting~!~

:)
libbyQ