Haiku and Bird House

On the coldest day

of the year the song sparrow

earned its moniker.

Bruce Stambaugh


“©John Farnsworth”

2 thoughts on “Haiku and Bird House

  1. I like the way the photograph is taken, almost ethereal, suggesting our modern bond with birdlife as observer not hunter and consumer.

    light rain–
    a blackbird’s sub-song
    into the evening

    And a 575er

    another hot day
    a leaking water pipe stopped
    by the jackdaw’s beak

    Award credits:
    Honourable Mention, 14th Mainichi Haiku Contest (2010)

    And an oldie, but it’s a sparrow. 😉

    summer wind
    a sparrow re-rights itself
    at the peanut cage

    Publications credits:
    Snapshots 10 (2004); tinywords (2007); Wing Beats: British Birds in Haiku (Snapshot Press 2008); Haiku Friends Vol. 3, (Umeda, Japan 2009)

    Wing Beats: British Birds in Haiku: website

    all my best,


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