Saturday, September 1, 2012

The color of our days


@Laurie

the morning crowded
with white ducks and grey feathers,
summer's last picnic    

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the lake scattered
red, orange and yellow blooms,
stripped of ink:   pale leaf

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soft feathers, 
lining nest of twigs,
red-scarred breast


Note on last haiku:  When constructing her nest, a hen will line it with soft down feathers she plucks from her own breast. This gives the eggs the best possible cushioning and insulation.

Posted for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads
and Haiku Heights: Color

35 comments:

  1. So many colors here ... wonderful :-)

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  2. Ya know, grace, you have the best weekends!
    And your soft poems of them are a joy to read.
    Rick

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  3. You're the Queen of Haiku anyday Grace! Reading you is just such a delight for me! I wonder when i ll be able to write like you do! Beautiful.. you amaze me each and every time!!!

    God power vibrates within!

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  4. Well, yet another colourful treat..Grace.. Thanks.. RS:)

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  5. lovely, especially the one about the hen. I can see her.

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  6. All are wonderful, but I just love the first one, Grace! Hope you have a great weekend.

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  7. Wonderful. I especially loved the last one.

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  8. I love how all the colours work together in these haiku.

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  9. I love the picture and the haiku:) love thecolors!
    isnt amazing how are beauty in.many parts?

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  10. nice....when we live in MD we had a pond we would go to where there were so many ducks...we had to stand on a table to feed them before they over ran us....smiles....have a wonderful weekend grace...

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  11. Colourful images of Nature in action! Beautiful!

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  12. I like the thought that's gone into the last one, but the first would be my favourite - it creates an image an mood (of a time of year and place) very effectively I think. Should "of" be "with" though?

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  13. Looks like they are having a grand time and you captured it indeed. Have a great long weekend too!

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  14. Beautiful haiku. The first one is my favourite but all are lovely to read.

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  15. Wonderful composed set of haiku. I am glad to read a haiku of you again Grace.

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  16. Oh, Grace!! You KNOW that last one with the detail on her feathers gets me!! That is SO touching. Well done on them all!!

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  17. "summer's last picnic"

    There's always a twinge of sadness accompanying that repast...

    The Color of Fire

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  18. It is a picnic indeed with the softness all around, and the last one as autumn readies herself and the birds prepare for the future. Beautiful.

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  19. Beautiful haiku, Grace. YOU are a master of the haiku form.

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  20. A lovely look at some of the colors along the way. I enjoy haiku.

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  21. Amazingly beautiful...and actually the reader's delight..so many colors..Wow!!

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  22. I see beautiful colours filled with life through your haiku
    wonderfully crafted :)

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  23. A very interesting information on your last haiku. Thanks for sharing. Lovely to read you again, Grace.

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  24. I love this. What a wonderful thing the mother hen does.

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  25. Beautiful, Grace. The last was so poignant. Now that's mother's love.

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  26. The last one is my favorite -- especially after reading the notation. Thank you for sharing.

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  27. Love it Grace! Instinct is a powerful tool!

    Hank

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  28. I love your haiku, Grace.
    Hank is right, instinct is a powerful tool indeed, as the plucked breast-feathers show.
    K

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  29. Beautiful haiku...so much to love in them.

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  30. I too chose the picture of the geese. I do love seeing them on their nests with tiny goslings tucked about.

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  31. back here after a long gap.. Wonderful colors!

    Someone is Special

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