Saturday, 4 February 2012

bird haiku

glowing gold -
the hovering kestrel
mobbed by jackdaws

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black branches
criss-crossing the cloudy sky
goldfinches

20 comments:

Sandy's witterings said...

Two excellent haiku and that extra contrast by putting the two together.

sandy said...

They do work very well together. You must have enough bird haiku to put together a book?

Paula said...

What an eye you have, J.

Ms Sparrow said...

Jackdaws attacking a kestrel=crows attacking a sparrow hawk. Birds, like people, are pretty much the same everywhere.

bunnits said...

Lovely images. :)

Bill said...

Nice pivot in the second one, and I love "mobbed" in the first.

Carol Steel 5050 said...

Beautiful images, clear and sharp. You capture pictures and moments in those pictures in ways that show them to us, fresh and new. Thanks for this.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely haiku! I can picture this clearly.

Kathiesbirds said...

Nice to read some bird haikus again! I can see it! I can see it!

Karen M said...

Bird behavior is so fascinating. You've really captured it, especially in the first one.

Gabrielle Bryden said...

lovely snapshots of time caught in a ku.

Rabbits' Guy said...

'Tis a time for birds ...

the cuby poet said...

Birds are easy to watch and then the words to match their activities, great partnership here. Two beautiful birds.

marly youmans said...

Makes me long for spring--or at least an invasion of goldfinches against the snow.

Wouldn't I like going for a birding walk with you!

marly youmans said...

Makes me long for spring--or at least an invasion of goldfinches against the snow.

Wouldn't I like going for a birding walk with you! (Word verification is "fareto"--fare to! Would that I could.

heavy hedonist said...

pretty images, clearly cut.

I once did see a sparrow attacked by a bunch of larger birds-- I scared off, the sparrow recovered and flew away, and I wrote a song about it.

Caroline Gill said...

I love the contrast (in each case) of the gold and the black.

Great haiku and great juxtaposition, Juliet. I imagine it must be very cold 'up north'!

Our 'black' here has been what I would have called a 'fleet' but am reliably informed is actually a 'flight' of Cormorants. Still waiting for the GOLD! But lots of white snow ...

Christina said...

Very nice...I had to google Jackdaw, reminds me of our blackbirds.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Christina - I forgot to put the links in! Sorry, I've added them now!

Rita Odeh said...

black branches
criss-crossing the cloudy sky
goldfinches

This haiku reminded me of Bill's memorable one:

the difference
a sparrow makes –
bare branches

Whether it is a sparrow or a goldfinches, such lovely creatures make a difference.
Enjoyed reading your haiku and looking at the lovely photos.