migrating red knots
the return
of my heart murmur


5 Responses

  1. Alan Summers Says:

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    migrating red knots
    the return
    of my heart murmur

    —CHERIE HUNTER DAY
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    Knots are a classic “jump” migrant (Piersma 1987), undertaking long flights that may span up to 8,000 kilometers without stops (Niles et al. 2010), thus taking advantage of a seasonal window of available food resources at stopovers and non-breeding areas through the annual cycle (Buehler and Piersma 2008).
    Birds of North America Online
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    Cherie Hunter Day is consistently a tightly observant poet. The information around the Red Knots (birds) but also allusive to the human heart's components, and her return of a heart murmur, is using the best of techniques for haiku writing, that of juxtaposition that feels distant until we lean in and read close.
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    A very wonderfully crafted haiku, and a privilege to read.
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    Alan, With Words.
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  2. th. vandergrau Says:

    I agree with Alan – an excellent haiku!

  3. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    I didn't know what a Red Knot was until I read Alan's comments. I'm so glad I did, as it revealed the intricacies of this haiku. Strong writing.

    marion

  4. Ron Hale Says:

    Hey Allen, Great writing and we are privilege to read your comment!

  5. joolo Says:

    thats deep

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