A Moment for a Haibun

I’m watching a grey squirrel who gives me an occasional cautious glance, and it’s shredding the birds table into bits, tossing pieces of wire and mesh around, and then you say, The air smells so fresh this morning, like chlorophyll — and the squirrel is hurling abuse and obscenities at the bird feeder because it’s a temptress and won’t give up its feast — and then I say, It smells like green to me, and as we settle into morning coffee and sunshine, nature’s voice outshines any other.

the roses are in bloom
dew is a lustre across the grass
I paint the stream clear



for Twiglet #181 “So You Say” and
dVerse Haibun “Shining Moment”
©️ Misky 2020

10 responses to “A Moment for a Haibun”

  1. This is so delightful!


  2. I adore this! The real scene you’ve put me in…..what you see and you answering it always in the positive, the glowing, the shining of the moment. And the haiku is absolutely perfect! The shift is there to that last line. Wonderfully done.


    1. Thank you! And thank you for prompt.


  3. I love watching squirrels – it’s like they’re in a reverse version of DIY SOS! Your haiku is gorgeous.


  4. I really love how you use the scent of chlorophyll… a perfect morning even if the bird feeder was mangled by the squirrel.


  5. I am sitting at that table with you, watching this scene… love it.

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  6. Those pesky squirrels provide entertainment. I feet the birds and actually put out some seeds for them…
    Lovely haibun.


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