Monday 1 March 2010

magpie haiku

on silver birch trunks ~
a sudden magpie


Christina said...

Magpie's have always been mysterious to me. Years ago, on a trip to Yellowstone, I stopped at a little cemetary and poked around. The was a Magpie on every headstone. It was so strange, they were like guardians of the dead. I will never forget the sight.

angie said...

oh, how beautiful!

I love all the light.

Nat Hall said...

so optimistic and uplifting :)

Kay said...

I love this haiku...I have magpies who nest in my yard..they sit on the horses butts and talk to each other, the horses just ignore them.

Anonymous said...

Seems we are both encountering magpies at the moment. This is just perfect!

Obsidian Eagle said...

Strange, I hadn't thought of it until now but out of all the rare exotic birds I've seen (been on my fair share of bird-watching hikes), I have never seen a Magpie!

Such birds are such a blessing and we should be ashamed to be destroying their natural habitats.

Anyway, thank you for the poetry!

Rambling Woods said...

Lovely...I wish I could looks so simple, but it isn't and carries so much beautiful in a few sentences....Michelle

RG said...

sunlight on birch - a nice mind's image!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Christina - oh that must have been impressive and mysterious sight!

Angie, Nat, Rambling Woods, thanks!

Selma - yes a touch of blog serendipity!

Kay - magpies do seem to like a good chat!

Obsidian - our magpies aren't rare or exotic but very common! Pest like in fact but very handsome with it!

Rabbit's Guy - beautifully sunny here at the moment!

Vinay Leo R. said...

a lovely imagery here.. very beautiful..

a photograph would have gone well with this i felt..

Kat Mortensen said...

I really like your use of the word "sudden". It is ideal.
We don't get magpies in our region, but I remember when I was in Scotland in 1989, they were everywhere.

Anonymous said...

So beautifully put
I expect you remember Alexander Pope's definition of poetry:
"What's oft been thought but ne'er so well exprest"
my spelling is wrong.
Here in NY we haven't a single glimmer of spring yet!

Cathy said...

I love your haiku's Juliet. Simple, easy to read but very meaningful. Congrats on the book too. How wonderful it will be to see your work in print.