Poetry Friday: 01/13/2017


Keri at Keri Recommends is hosting Poetry Friday today.  Thank you.


feathers ruffled
winds of change howl
hunker down


hunkered down
winds of change howl
feathers ruffled

Backstory: This is our resident Anna Hummingbird.  One of two that protect their feeder. I can tell them apart as this one has a bit of white on his side.  Last Saturday, when the wind was howling you could visibly see the feathers moving.

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14 Responses to Poetry Friday: 01/13/2017

  1. Donna Smith says:

    Lots of hunkering down in winter…what a cute bird! But looks a bit cold!

  2. Keri Collins Lewis says:

    The first one feels like a warning, with “hunker down” at the end. This works on so many levels! Stunning photo, Jone!

  3. jarhartz says:

    This is stunning. The photo and the word play.

  4. maryleehahn says:

    Your photography is simply stunning. (Love the poem, too.)

  5. My parents have moved to a small town, and are loving discovering all the birds in their new backyard, and their distinct personalities!

  6. Ramona says:

    Love hummingbirds. Ours have been around a lot, but no need to hunker down like you’ve had to in Portland. Glad you’re still feeding them! I like the first one.

  7. lindabaie says:

    Beautiful pictures, Jone, and I understand about the lines. I move them around, too, struggle deciding sometimes. I like no. 2, those “feathers ruffled”.

  8. How cool to write a haiku that can be read on multiple levels and directions.

  9. Alice Nine says:

    Hummingbirds are fascinating; thanks for the backstory! I love your haiku –the literal and figurative. Switching the lines and the change of tense in “hunker.” And I even read the first and last without the middle line. Great crafting!

  10. Tara Smith says:

    So cool! I love the photographs, too, Jone, they look so thoughtful, these birds.

  11. Kelly Ramsdell Fineman says:

    Love how this makes perfect sense either direction!

  12. Linda M. says:

    It’s a palindrome! And, very smart writing. How cool. Love the photo and the words together….especially, hunker down.

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