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. 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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