bushfire day–
two magpies quarrel
over the birdbath

 


6 Responses

  1. Garry Says:

    A humorous reminder of an increasing threat—those others who also suffer from wildfires.

  2. Elly Says:

    Vivid. Mordant. Beautiful.
    Even Hemingway would be envious.

  3. Autumn Noelle Hall Says:

    Enjoyed this haiku immensely. It is a perfect metaphor for what we humans are doing while our planet steadily heats up and myriad species keel over around us–squabbling about inanities. All that birdbath needs now is a small ice sheet calving into its basin…

    a magpie
    colluding with crows
    crows

    Autumn

  4. Mike Schoenburg Says:

    heron hatchlings
    pining in their nest
    for parents 🦅🦅

  5. janewilliams Says:

    All too easy to imagine. A striking visual and aural scene.

  6. cattyb25 Says:

    Oh, really liked this, Earl!

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