his & her harleys

 

teen-age male on 

testosterone

in search of new 

thrills-on-wheels

dreams of motorcycle;

engine roar combines

with speed’s blur…

wind-in-face freedom.

middle-age parents

experience concern,

envision fragile-ness 

of life-and-limb;

postpone possibility

until son leaves family nest…

 


Forty-four word quadrille for “cycle” prompt at dVerse Poets this week…

winged departure

Our youngest son graduates from his homeschool studies in May.

 

robins weave their nest

blue-egged hatchlings cheep hunger

parents hunt for grubs

 

vital, patient flight lessons

fledglings leave safety of home

 
 

morning after gale

(Verse written as American sentences; each a 17-syllable rant)

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Puzzled robin perches on downed tree branch

next to nest of broken eggs.

Selfish force of storm has ripped potential life joy

from its safe sanctum.

Ravaged grove stands in stark silence except

for coo~coos of mourning doves.

 

the winter is past…

Link to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai 

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photo by lynn

wrens did not return

youngest son built new birdhouse

our hearts are frozen

and the sound of birds is heard…

 late wrens sit in bush

life is more than building nests

sing little hearts out

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photo: Michael Finn, birdwatchireland.ie