In Bloom – Haiku

On a strange dead tree in the center of a reed filled swamp, cranes roost in springtime.
On a strange dead tree in the center of a reed filled swamp, cranes roost in springtime.

In the golden reeds

Suddenly a withered tree

Has cranes for blossoms

It happened at last! Ronovan had two prompt words that forced me to take a new picture. “Cranes and Gold” are the prompts this week and I had to take a trip to Lake Monger, a reed infested swamp a stones throw from my workplace teeming with wildlife (mostly birds, turtles and deadly tiger snakes.) It is actually quite a lovely place. These cranes roost in the center of the reeds on a big dead tree and the effect is quite surreal.

Weekly Haiku for Ronovan Writes prompts “Crane and Gold”

 
https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/11/09/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-70-cranegold/

 

 

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26 Comments

    1. You are very kind but you should not short sell yourself. I really enjoy your haiku. I love the capacity of a few words to give a glimpse into a writer’s mind.

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      1. Thank you so much–you are, as always, a lovely gentleman. Haiku is definitely a different poetic creature than other forms–I constantly marvel, and attempt to improve mine.

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  1. It’s amazing how Ron inspires one into creating a new visual to match a haiku. I was put in a similar position that turned out to be a unique experience into cut and paste that I haven’t done since I was a kid. Loved your post, TJ. The cranes really do look like blossoms.

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      1. I have a similar sentiment. I never thought I’d be drawn to the art of haiku with photography as its mate. How things change in a short period of time. For me it’s been less than a year. Just came naturally.

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