green leaves in shadow
birds perched on slender branches
outside my window
blue birds do fly bys
chirping gossip out of tune
they sing no response
flitting in the breeze
that warns of the coming rain
they seek no shelter
content to just be
little green leafy birds stay
to inspire me
10 responses to “Do you see the birds? (a series of haiku)”
What a wonderful image. Gossiping birds, staying put, inspire of the coming rain, just living their lives and enjoying themselves, being who they are.
🙂 I was so surprised to look out and see them 🙂
I wish I was one of those birds sitting outside your writing room. Looks like a cozy and inspiring place to hang out.
You are welcome anytime 🙂 You could even come in for a cup or coffee 🙂
I wrote a haiku poem not so long ago with the exact same title: “Do you hear the birds?” It addresses the issue of the modern world rush rush and the lack of humans slowing down and noticing life. It looks like you’re one of the people that is taking a moment to notice. Good for you.
Thank you, I do try to appreciate nature 🙂 I’ll come take a look for your poem.
Always a pleasure to read your Haiku Melanie.
Thank you Laurie 🙂
Ah, how sweet those birds must be, birds are good company! I love to hear the birds sing in the early hours of the morning. I don’t always sleep too well, so sometimes I’m still awake, and they often sing me to sleep! 🙂
The funny thing is if you look closely at the picture…those birds are actually leaves! That is why i had to take the picture…and the poem was inspired. 🙂