bushfire day–
two magpies quarrel
over the birdbath


7 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


  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!

  7. Earl Livings Says:

    Thanks, everyone, for your appreciation of my haiku and your own haiku responses. Cheers, Earl

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