Circus

My circus has the highest tent,
The wildest acts of all.
The tent’s the sky.
The birds up high,
They show the way to loop and fly.
They never fear to fall.


Linked to dVerse Poetics. Sarah is hosting and the theme is circus.

Photos: “I’d Get Dizzy Doing That”, above, and “The Birds Wouldn’t Sit Still So I Took a Picture of This Bee”, below.

The Birds Wouldn't Sit Still So I Took a Picture of This Bee

Free as a Bird

Birds because they glide through sky
Are free since wings can take them high.
I also trust the lordly tree
Is free though rooted down with me.


Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Photos: “Bird at Sunrise”, above, and “Royal Terns in a Row”, below.

Royal Terns in a Row

Where to Look

Birds may chatter. I walk by.
Trees prepare to greet the Sun
That concentrates on shiny things
Like bonds held true with golden rings.
The birds rejoice when morning’s come.


Text: Linked to dVerse Poetics where Sarah Russell is asking us to focus on the thing rather than explicitly describing something abstract which the reader is supposed to guess, but I am not sure what it is myself.

Photos: “Movement”, above, and “Birds Minding Their Own Business”, below.

Birds Minding Their Own Business

Break of Day

Morning rises patiently.
Guide me on my way.
May the Sun I’m blessed to see
Move through me today.


Photos: “At Break of Day”, above, and “Birds in Sun”, below, linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge

Birds in Sun

Today

The Earth wears cloudy sunglasses today
And smiles as warmth gets through to us today.

The wind sleeps all the afternoon away
And trees have nothing much to do today.

The Earth eclipsed the Moon last night and may
Bare trees eclipse the Sun’s dim light today.

Flying birds herd like a song. They sway.
I wish my camera would turn on today.

Forgive that camera. Now, enjoy their play.
You saw them, Frank. That’s all that counts today.


Text: Linked to dVerse Meeting the Bar. Paul is hosting with the ghazal form as the theme. I am also linking this to Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays.

Photos: “Winter Sun Through Trees”, above, and “Earth Wears Cloudy Sunglasses”, below.

Earth Wearing Cloudy Sunglasses

Air and Land Show

Pigeons stick together waving through the sky.
Seagulls wander off alone aiming their dreams high.
Plovers busy with the shore flitter now and then.
Terns wait by serenely. The Sun will rise again.


Text: Linked to dVerse Open Link Night where Grace is hosting.  I am also linking, as gratitude to the Sun for rising, to Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays.
Photos: “Bright Sun”, above, and “Birds Around Me”, below.

Birds Around Me

Birds

Birds line up near the water’s edge to watch the sunrise on the beach. So do a few people although not in such nice lines. Workers collect garbage from trash containers. Others drive tractors smoothing the sand roughed from yesterday’s play. Unintentionally they make raked Japanese Zen gardens, but without the stones. They are so perfect they need delicate footsteps. So much order also wants to be beautiful.

BIRDS OBSERVE THE SUN
ROUGH WAVES SOOTH THE WINTER SHORE
WALK THROUGH FRESH RAKED SAND


Linked to dVerse Haibun Monday.   Victoria C. Slotto is hosting with the theme Wabi-Sabi, the art of imperfection.
Photos: “Sunrise Watching” above and the collage “Bird Tracks on the Beach” below both by the author.  These are linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme “Birds and Bees”.
Come join us with your photos and haibun!

Bird Tracks on the Beach