Friday, December 3, 2010

haiku my heart: feathered cheer


this Christmas season

who needs twelve swans a-swimming?

ibis bring cheer, too!


(i know, i know. it's "seven swans a-swimming." but I took artistic license...)


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20 comments:

tami said...

Ibis! They are in my yard almost every day. They always bring a smile : )

rebecca said...

good morning dear leslie!
wonderful photo of these industrious birds.
feathered cheer indeed!!!

have i told you how much i love your words "let a joy keep you"?

thank you for the joy you offer here so generously.

you are in my heart, always.

Boonie S said...

Impeckable. Great photo. Lovely post.

Have a nice day, Boonie

Ramesh Sood said...

Well done.. beautiful..

deb said...

well,
I like all birds so I'm fine with your substitution.

okay, maybe mourning doves kind of get on my nerves.

How are you sweet Leslie?

S. Etole said...

you keep making my heart smile ... and I hope yours does, too
through it all

Kim Mailhot said...

What a joyful treat to see a whole flock ! Thanks for the sweet haiku and photo.
Happy Friday !

Noelle Renee said...

Leslie,
This fine-feathered flock is a harbinger of good tidings to come. We don't have Ibis in California that I have seen. They are a treasure for the eye and heart and you have given them as a Christmas gift to us here. Thank you. I wanted to say that although I didn't get to comment on your post about your daughter yet, she is simply stunning and certainly takes after her mom. I may or may not haiku today, but I did create a virgin for rebecca yesterday. One can only do so much!
xoxo,
Noelle

Terena said...

I love this poem, especially because it so far outside my concept of Christmas images, which is wonderful. thank you for that.

Elizabeth said...

There's something so light and adorable about that photo and your haiku. Thank you for that lightness!

Nanka said...

The ibis is the last sign of wildlife to take shelter before a hurricane hits and the first to reappear once the storm has passed. Its well known for its legendary bravery during hurricanes. Incidentally this is my post today!!

Ibis was one of the first birds that Noah released from the Ark as a symbol of fertility and you have done justice to this bird through your wonderful Haiku.

becky at abbeystyle said...

haha :) a whole flock of ibis! have a great weekend, Leslie

Ann said...

Have a great weekend...

That's a lovely post and a cute image:)

natsumi nishizumi said...

This picture makes me peace... Lovely post!
Hope you have a great weekend!

ms pie said...

delightful design of birds....

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Yes, I believe ibises would be an acceptable substitute for the swimming swans!

Blessed One, Haiku My Heart!

B. Meandering said...

I like this! You're right, who needs the swans when you have the ibis?!
I have not seen an ibis except in a picture--would enjoy seeing one let alone a flock.
Great pic and your talent with haikus is still there, friend.:)

LauraX said...

beautiful birds...I love their elegant beaks!

Rick said...

I call these 'Pinocchio' birds ;-)

Lovely capture - we see them regularly down here too.

paper-n-soul said...

We are more likely to see swans here, even throughout the winter months when the lake is frozen solid. Beautiful ibis photo - they are cheery!

Deb