Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Hummingbird haiku

Rufous Hummingbird (Selaphorous Rufus)

No hummingbird caught
He had been trying for years
He was five years old

Hummingbird at rest
stillness belies its heartbeat
thousand a minute

Seeds burst, roots shoot down
coy climbing vines blush flowers
courting hummingbirds

outside on the phone
hummingbird flies by my head
thrumming wings say all

Update: These haikus were written on Tuesday, May 24th. The tyrant RD gave the pirate and houseguests an "assignment" for the day: Write a haiku about hummingbirds. These are the results. This is what happens when you visit the bums. You never know what will be asked of you.

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