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Monday, July 09, 2007

Haiku and Watercolor


puffing in sunlight
pigeon struts a mating dance
hungry cat crouches



loons cry a backchord
for a lonely train whistle
surprises coyote





Feathered Friends - Prompt by One Deep Breath

North of Summer, A Decade of Poetry available at Lulu Publishing

16 comments:

spacedlaw said...

Love this first one (and feel for the birds, our cats regularly bring in unlucky feathered victims).

Crafty Green Poet said...

I like watching pigeons strut, hope the cat misses.

Your second haiku fits in so many evocative sounds!

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love the watercolour too!

Sandy said...

Lovely work!

The second haiku makes me homesick, for a lake high in the mountains.

Brian said...

Beautiful watercolor and the first haiku brings sound to my ears.

AnnieElf said...

Oh my. So real and filled with surprises.

Plain Foolish said...

I feel for the birds, but also know it's not as easy as the cat thinks. The sparrows in our yard used to divebomb the barn cats, who were terrors to small earthbound creatures and terrified of sparrows.

Roswila said...

I can just hear and see that last one. :-)

Becca said...

Beautiful watercolor and haiku to match!

Pauline said...

words and painting made me take a deep breath

lovely!

Clare said...

Your watercolor is truly beautiful and I love the colors and feeling in it. Your haiku are wonderful! I've always loved pigeons and I enjoy watching their puffing mating dance -- the males work so hard and the females ignore them most of the time! The crouching cat adds a powerful element of contrast and danger. Well done. And the loons and train whistle created an incredible sound in my mind as I read your haiku -- very cool. And I really like the image of the coyote being surprised.
:)

the heartful blogger said...

These are wonderful, your words are just right, evocative, vivid, I could see / hear the images very well.

jem said...

These are very good. Exciting to see each bird paired with another animal within the haiku. Lots of action in each.

get zapped said...

Excellent haiku. You really brought me into the scene, like a gentle walk. I love the watercolor, too.

anni said...

is that your painting of the birds? it is so beautiful. you're a virtuoso in making art of nature. i love your work (and assuming it's ok, i will add this blog to my poetry blog's blogroll).

Patois said...

A beautiful watercolor to match two excellent poems. Your second one, with the sounds it evokes, is truly marvelous. I enjoyed it very much and easily visualized the scene.