Poetry, Free Verse, Haiku, Metered Rhyme

Haiku: by RL Brown
Winter folds a tree- 
into a counterfeit death – 
Gray, boney, lifeless.
Better than Starbucks, February 2022 Publication
January sky
Its sheer so clear, so blue. 
Nothing leaves a mark. 

On gradient winds, 
Eagles hitch a ride
matching a clarion call. 

Whiptail Journal Submission - January 2022 - The Bird Issue!

1. On gradient winds, 
Eagles hitch a ride,
matching a clarion call. 

2. A trim crimson comb 
proud strut, surefooted, perched high,
Calls to wake the world

3. Cold, still, frosty white
frozen creeks, icicles drip.
Cardinals drink mid-stream. (swoop)

4. January sky, 
a pair of fair-weather crows
fly its clear blue sheer.


5. Twitters, humming beats,
dashing fliers zip around, 
swiftest wings, unfurled.

Submissions will be accepted
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January 1-14: Themed (Birds)
April 1-14: Unthemed
July 1-14: Themed (Personal Transitions, e.g. physical, emotional, spiritual, healing)
October 1-14: Unthemed

Poems will be published on the Whiptail website the following month.
“Write single-lines poems about birds”, the tweet said. How do you do that? It turns out in order to understand this form, we need to look at the foundations of
A trim crimson comb 
Proud strut, surefooted, perched high. 
First to greet the day.
 
Calls the world to wake.
Rises with the morning sun.
Cock-a-doddle-do
Romantic at heart
Curious, Cautious, Clever 
Nature's lake builders

Habitat framers
Charming artisan
As busy as a-
beaver
Cold, still, frosty white
Frozen precipitation 
The glistening sun

Icicle droplets 
Drip amid a frozen field
Robins drink mid-stream.

Cold, still, frosty white
Frozen creek, icicles drip.
Cardinals drink mid-stream. 

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