Sunday, 29 August 2010

bird haiku

House sparrows’ calls
echo round the courtyard –
a black cat stretches


Nat Hall said...

cool, Juliet :-))
i must confess that since Kevin McNeil gave us a series of workshops, have developed a critical eye over this unoique form of verse and i like this one very much :))

Naquillity said...

that black cat is thinking it's lunchtime. great haiku.

Janice Thomson said...

Like the contrast between the quiet cat and noisy birds - a lovely image you present here Juliet.

RG said...

Finches and cat stretches here!

Jinksy said...

I can hear the echos...

Area 17 said...

I love bird haiku. Here's one of mine on the current August page of The 2010 Haiku Calendar, Snapshot Press.

yellowing fields
hovering not hovering
the nankeen kestrels

1.Snapshot Calendar 2010 ISBN 978-1-903543-27-6
2.Haiku Dreaming
3. "sundog haiku journal: an australian year"
sunfast press 1997 reprinted 1998 4. California State Library - Main Catalog Call Number : HAIKU S852su 1997

all my very best

2010 With Words Haiku Competition: weblink

this is my patch said...

I have a regular black cat visitor to my garden. This morning when I opened the curtains at 6.45 am it was curled up asleep in a border. I wonder if it had been there all night? Don't cats feel the cold? x