Tag Archives: Birds

Some Sadnesses Can’t be Helped

Unbearable sadness: broken-legged doe, brain-hurt sparrow, wounded crow. On days like this, some images of sadness simply wash away memory of flight. Here’s the exit: the hurt doe led, fed by a second in the silence of snow– Quartets of … Continue reading

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Crow Wind Tanka

Black Crow, Sky-skater! Flying sideways on the wind Take me with you now– Show me how to celebrate Shifting winds beneath my feet!

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Wet Crow Haiku

River of crows flows swift and wet across dark skies washing in Winter

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Winter Crows

Crows flow on grey silk skies sleep on wings of wind berate side-blown leaves seeking loving imitation. Soon the Great Wheel turns rivers of crows will ride currents of heavy snow midnight warmth riding frost. Then we will huddle in … Continue reading

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Crow Haiku

Crows flow across grey winged marbles from a child’s hand Winter’s harbingers

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To a Dead Sparrow (haiku)

tiny brain silenced: for days you could almost fly as I watched, helpless

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Lessons (tanka)

After too much peace Growing strong in sun and rain, Lessons come like storms – Here, learn to stand back and breathe; Birds sing when we’re crying. Hummingbirds still whir – Sparrows still dance through gardens – Crows shine like … Continue reading

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Transition Tanka

Shimmering morning Time flows forward with the breeze I hang between worlds- Crows’ harsh calls and bird chatter Stitch the new day together.

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Birdish Song for Summertide

Crows forged of obsidian Sparrows carved from oak Juncos dark and titmice light But both made out of smoke– Goldfinches made of, well, gold Cardinals of blood – All these wash over our home Like an avian flood. Hummingbirds buzz … Continue reading

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Fountain Haiku

birds chatter their thanks for seed and flowing water in this molten heat

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