Monday, June 24, 2013

Haiku on a Cactus Wren

As part of the 2013 WordCount Blogathon, all participants are to write a haiku, a traditional Japanese poem consisting of exactly 17 syllables and referencing nature, for Day 24. Here is my Sonoran desert-oriented attempt.

 

Cactus Wren

Cactus wren feasts on

Organpipe fruit;  for now his

Raspy voice is stilled.

 

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10 comments:

  1. I've got a pair of Northern Cardinals who have established a nest in an Althea tree beside the kitchen window. I've yet to take pictures. There are three eggs. The family will be a summer treat for everyone inside the house to watch.

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    1. I would love to see them too! Treat indeed!

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  2. Anonymous9:53 AM

    Nature jounalist
    Observer par excellence
    Blogs at her window

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    1. I love it! Thanks for writing it!

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  3. Love the haiku! And what a lovely picture to go with it! Where is that from? Or better, who?

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    1. Thanks! The picture is one I took a couple of years ago. Then sometime last year I was fooling around with some program that lets you "cartoonize" photos, so I tried that and loved the result, but didn't really have a place to use it.

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  4. Bless you for posting
    Words and photos we enjoy
    Vicariously

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