loud rowdy blues

Linking to Eliot Dybden’s Shadorma November at Along the Interstice. A shadorma has six lines with no rhyme or meter, except for a syllable structure of 3/5/3/3/7/5.


bluejay punks


public domain

nab spilt corn kernels

feathered flash

raucous caws

gather together in grove

living thanksgiving


the feather

Inspired by Ese’s beautiful haiku at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and Hans Christian Anderson’s classic The Ugly Duckling.


left behind

in the frozen pond

white feather

© Ese


winter pond freezing

young duckling missed migration

white swan escapes ice



pheasant pleasantries



“haiga” for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai