Haiku Heights September Heights: Hummingbird (haiku chain)

hummingbirds love red–
scarlet runner beans call them
sweetly, with bright tongues

red stutters their flight
i had dark red curtains once
& watched one hover

outside my window
desire in hummingbird form–
expressed in pauses

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I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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27 Responses to Haiku Heights September Heights: Hummingbird (haiku chain)

  1. Karin Wiberg says:

    I like that last one a lot!

  2. unfetteredbs says:

    nice Susan.. good prompt my friend
    and I learned something..double the fun

  3. What a wonderful haiku chain … very well done. I enjoyed this very much.

  4. What a wonderful haiku chain … lovely read.

  5. Patti says:

    This set is a wonderful capture of hummingbirds. I love the last, with all that unrequited hummingbird desire.

  6. “Expressed in pauses” perfect line!
    great haiku

  7. Green Speck says:

    Well it was good to know their favorite color ;-)

    • LOL, the first time I planted scarlet runner beans, the little birds were divebombing me constantly when I tried to garden around those particular plants, and my neighbor was really upset with me–they ignored her feeder while the beans were in bloom ;)

  8. Such a gorgeous haiku triad!
    “expressed in pauses” is such a wonderful line

  9. Stephen, thank you! Really appreciate the comment.

  10. Dark Angel says:

    Expressed in pauses! I love it :)

  11. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    I am smitten with the bright tongues of the scarlet runner beans!

    Hummingbird Heaven

  12. nelle says:

    The visual on this is vivid and remarkable.

    • Nelle, thank you–that gorgeous little bird hovered and desired those curtains, rising up and down along the window pane, trying to find access to that huge red flower behind glass. He/she did that for at least a week, off and on, before he/she gave up!

  13. wordcoaster says:

    I like them all–the line “i had dark red curtains once” really jumps out at me; I love the mundane poignancy it represents :)

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