Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Haiku for trees...












dVerse

A few haiku today for today's "tree" theme.  Much has been written
about them over time.  Visit dversepoets.com  to read what else is submitted today..


Willow weep for me
  wipe dry my tears in the wind
  so no more be shed 

Strongholds of safety
mighty oak, cedar, and fir
toothpicks in lava

Deep forest secrets
gather moss for safekeeping
fall on fauna's ears

A nest with a view
eagles spy their midday meal
 capture and return

Tree pollen settles
powders my nose yellow green
Allergies abound

Shadow of an owl
 within his arbor abode
wise eyes turn around

And for my friends who come to the feeder in the maple tree:

Sip sugar water
energy for propellers
Hummingbird yoga










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24 comments:

  1. Ha,, the pollen angle.. I wonder if anyone would have that one. we have the worst year ever for allergies.. Love the hummingbird yoga,,

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  2. very cool.. my fav is the one with tree pollen powdering the nose yellow green... such a very charming image despite the allergy...smiles

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  3. These are great, I especially love

    "Deep forest secrets
    gather moss for safekeeping
    fall on fauna's ears"

    and

    "Shadow of an owl
    within his arbor abode
    wise eyes turn around"

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  4. ha what a contrast in the strongholds and toothpicks one....
    i love the hummingbird yoga one...ha....
    these are cool

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  5. Oh, some very fine haiku here, Katy. I think my favorite is the one about the owl with his wise eyes & my second favorite about the weeping willow. When I was a kid, I spent a lot of time with a weeping willow tree; and your poem brought back some memories!

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  6. The last one is my favourite - hummingbird yoga!

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  7. These are all so good. The pollen one, almost made me sneeze (I have allergies). Just kidding. I loved them all. The last one so super cute.

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  8. Some very intersting couplings! I love the surprise of your descriptions: hummingbird yoga, toothpicks in lava, fauna's ears...just loved these

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  9. fun ! to wear bright red in the Bighorn mountains is to be buzzed by humming birds - and now I know they are doing yoga :)

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  10. an amazingly sweet collection. it's hard to choose a favorite. very nicely done.

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  11. Like your imagery...you sneeze "haiku", bless you!

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  12. a beautiful set...the last one was superb....

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  13. I love these haiku, even as I regret the hayfever invasion of tree pollen!

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  14. I like them all, but my favourite has got to be the moss-covered forest secrets whispered in the faun's ear...

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  15. These are all so very cool.. the allergies and hummingbird yoga ones are real cute... and i love the toothpicks in lava, too.. beautiful haikus!

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  16. So enjoyed these haiku, thank you for them.

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  17. A great series, Katy! I like the realism of the eagle haiku and that of the weeping willow - a very inspiring tree in my opinion.

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  18. A wonderful string of words, Katy. This form suits the subject and you do it to great effect! Well done.

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  19. Lovely haiku series. How ironic is it that the mighty oaks become cake testers. :-)

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  20. Especially love the very first one! Lovely!

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  21. These are wonderful. I especially love the hummingbird yoga - we have a tribe of the little critters here.

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