Which Bird Is That?

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Haibun Monday:  Bird Songs
(posted by Frank J. Tassone)

"Today, let’s experience the joy of bird songs! Write a haibun that alludes to bird songs, or your favorite songbird."

A dawn chorus of songbirds is a delight to hear.  I look out my window, and up into the nearby trees to try and determine which song and bird are a match.  I usually cannot see them as their concert tweets on.

When my husband and I would go out to Montauk, Long Island, there was one bird that had such a distinct sound, but we never got to see it.  If I had to describe the sound, it would be, pffft-ttt ttt ttt ttt ttt.  We called it the Montauk bird.

      chorus begins
      sounds of spring melodies


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Which Bird Is That?

  1. Know the sound, name the bird. Wonderful.


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