Reub's journey

08 March 2013

Bluebird haiku





The bluebird was shrewd
to plan this year's summer home
and not show it off.





Suze, at Subliminal Coffee, has posed a challenge to write a haiku based on the idea of "origin," and this is my humble submission.




24 comments:

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    1. I love seeing the 1st bluebird of the season.

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  2. Wonderful, Kerry! I'm so pleased. If you're in again for next week, let me know so I can link your blog and let everyone else know to pop over here.

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    1. I like poetry, Suze, and I like it that this is a close-ended thing, just for the spring season. So I may very well participate again.

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    1. Thanks RR! It is about the limit of my little pocket camera.

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  4. Great photos! Bluebirds are beautiful.

    I love Oregon, too! We went there on our honeymoon.

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    1. It's still beautiful; you should come back.

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  5. Is this an Oregon bluebird? And if so, WHERE ARE THEY? Humph.

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    1. haha Murr! These are the first we've seen. They return each year to a nearby park. I bet you'll see some soon, but you gotta get out of the city.

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  6. You captured the scene and thus you must be a bird whisperer.

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    1. I wish! I wish I were a bird whisperer! They always fly away though.

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  7. Hi, Kerry! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I was pleased to return the favor and find out you were also participating in Suze's haiku challenge. How nice to start the morning off with a bluebird! I won't be so corny to say, "bluebird of happiness." (But I'm thinking it...)

    Loved your haiku, and your pictures of the coast. I've never been to the west coast, but I feel the same way about the Atlantic. I wish we still lived in close proximity to it. (sigh)

    Okay, nice to meetcha. But you aren't getting rid of me so easily. Count me in as your newest follower. Happy weekend!

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    1. Oh gosh, welcome. Bluebirds DO engender happiness, don't they?

      I have only been to the Atlantic coast a couple of times, but I'd love to go back.

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  8. I finally got close to the bluebird yesterday. They are such colorful, cute little birds. I love the second shot showing the fence line. So, so good!

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    1. Nobody gets better bird pics than you Gail!

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  9. I have never seen a bluebird. I guess they don't come this far south to the gulf coast plains. They visit the hill country though and east Texas.

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    1. This is a Western Bluebird, and I hadn't seen these until moving out here. We did have Eastern Bluebirds in Wisconsin, but I don't remember seeing them in Alabama. Lots of other cool birds down there though.

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  10. applause!!!! i cant do haiku .. i am totally innumerate

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    1. Well shoot, Daryl. You nearly wrote a perfect haiku in your comment. Just add 1 more syllable:)

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