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
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.
Romantic at heart
Curious, Cautious, Clever 
Nature's lake builders

Habitat framers
Charming artisan
As busy as a-
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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