Category Archives: Birds

White Ravens…And More Stories

Coming October 31, 2018 to your favorite book source from Word Hermit Press: (Cover design: Vinnie Kinsella Book Publishing Services) This is a collection of tales set in the modern American West with characters who somehow dispel the rugged individualist … Continue reading

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Mystery Bird

A whirring tumble of notes; a small dark bird I cannot identify— no name where the song might hang. There is only sound. This morning arpeggio startles me. I find the singer on a high wire beak open, breath inflating … Continue reading

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Haiku: Fitting Flit

I think the word flit was invented by someone watching chickadees.

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Haiku–Cawing Me Out

Two crows with a nest tell me they’ll peck my eyes out if I don’t move on. I say it’s okay and try to talk back to them. They do not listen. It’s not until I start laughing that they … Continue reading

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Haiku–Community

I lean, very still. A young Junco, unaware, hops across my foot. Community is all of us, hearts in concert, living together. (dark-eyed junco: pacificnorthwestbirds.com; junco feeding cowbird: coastodian.org)

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Haiku–The Full Robin

Impossibly fat, Robin waves her tail at me. Full of eggs, methinks. (robin: wallpaperest.com; eggs: flickr.com)

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Haiku–Punk Bird

Steller’s jay squawking: the bird with a punk haircut lets me know he’s there.   (top: en.wikipedia.org; bottom: blogs.evergreen.edu)

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Haiku–Robin Greeting

Robin’s good morning greets the sky’s earliest light; darkness ebbs to grey.   (left: iacmusic.com; right: imgarcade.com)  

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Haiku–Bird Morning

Screet, screet, dut-dut-dut; yoodle oot, yoodle oot, oot; the birds awaken.   (top: youtube.com; bottom: wildernessdweller.ca)

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Haiku–Loosely, In the Sky with Diamonds

The sun lights the birds: tight formation diamonds; Loosely, in the sky. (lovely bushtit: cindymcIntyre.wordpress.com)

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