24 May: A dVerse Summer Haibun

a robin on the fence

A robin’s on the fence, facing the neighbours garden, waiting for worms or bugs or both. I’m cutting chives to garnish cooked eggs. Hello there, I say as if a bird gives a tick about good manners and idle pleasantries. But to my surprise, it turns and stares at me. Its feathered breast is the colour of summer squash. And it replies with a whistling squalish single linear response, much like the same sound I make when I eat a sun-warmed tomato straight off the vine, although that particular euphoria is still two months away.

I will greet every
Falling and flying thing that
Shines in the blue sky


For dVerse: Frank’s summertime Haibun Monday. Image from Unsplash. ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting on Twitter. Apologies for the sloppy haiku, which really isn’t a haiku at all.

21 responses to “24 May: A dVerse Summer Haibun”

  1. Lovely, Misky! 💕🙂

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  2. Yes, wonderful! Made me make a little noise of pleasure. So lovely.

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  3. A Lovely encounter and fine haiku (imho)

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  4. Perhaps it had just eaten a sun-warmed tomato? On another day, you might have had a full-blown conversation.

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    1. I suspect its full-blown vocabulary is lacking verbs.

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      1. 🙂 Personally I think they talk about me behind my back!

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        1. As long as you don’t understand what they’re saying, I wouldn’t worry.

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  5. I enjoyed reading about this encounter and I like that haiku

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    1. Thank you very much.

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  6. I must be hot. I spot them looking at me and whistling.
    Wonderful haibun, M. Thanks

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    1. Yours are a different species to ours. Ours are the size of a wren or a sparrow.

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  7. I’ve a robin’s nest in my hedgerow… and she squaks at me if I get too close! I whistle back and tell her that I think she’s a good protective ‘mother bird’ 🙂

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  8. Loved reading this delightful haibun. Great photo of the bird!

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  9. I like the description of “the colour of summer squash.”

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