Archives for category: Animals

Eight in a row

Cormorants and gulls

Stalemate

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

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Dancer rests

Tulle glittering

Dragonfly

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin 

A dawn spider
Flying between the daisies
On strands of sunlight
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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

Muttering hoarsely

Bent under ragged cloak

A wandering crow.

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

For Carpe Diem: Wandering Crow

Polling day –

Harsh analysis

From the gulls.

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(c) Jackie  Le Poidevin

Does the tree know

How lovely its blossoms

Are to the bees?

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

Blossoming

Among cherry branches

Bird song.

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

Amid first blossoms,

The wren waggles her tail,

Singing undaunted.

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For Carpe Diem: wren.

The wren is a classical kigo for winter because this is the only time it can supposedly be seen. However, we had a pair nesting in our garden a few years ago and I saw one maybe a month ago in my local park, though I guess you could argue that was the end of winter rather than the start of spring. I heard this very loud song right next to the path and there, on a branch, was a wren, singing to a mate, who she (or he) eventually flew off to join. Of course, they’re so tiny, I would never have seen her if it had been summer and the branch had been covered with leaves.

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Freshly clipped box ball.

Secateurs spare one long sprig.

Ladybird sleeps on.

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

cormorants umbrella

Closed umbrella,

Opening umbrella –

Pair of cormorants.

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

For Carpe Diem: Repetition