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Haibun Monday 4-25-22: bird songs

#Haiku Happenings #3: I’m hosting Haibun Monday over at dVerse, where we write about bird songs and favorite songbirds. The pub is open! Come join us!


Welcome, poets! Another Haibun Monday arrives! Frank J. Tassone here, and today, we again write haibun, that blend of prose-poetry and haiku. Today, let’s ponder bird songs!

One of the joys of Spring, for me, is the return of songbirds. Throughout Autumn and Winter, the stark silence of their absence weighs on me, at times. Then, as the forsythia and dogwoods blossom, the varied songs of robins, sparrows, cardinals, and so many others sound anew! It’s a delight—even if their chorus begins before dawn!

Some Haijin have shown an appreciation for bird songs:

spring thaw
the Jenny wren
warms up her song

Terri L. French

departing spring
a shift in tone
in the sparrow’s song

Jackie Chou

in it together
in it alone
dawn chorus

Vandana Parashar

from HAIKU DIALOGUE – Paradigm Shift – the discourse of birds, June 16, 2021

Today, let’s experience the joy of bird songs! Write…

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