Haiku Heights: Red

the cardinal preens–
loosens one feather, a spark
to ignite winter

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About Susan L Daniels

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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53 Responses to Haiku Heights: Red

  1. This is one of the most beautiful take on the prompt. Lovely! 🙂

  2. unfetteredbs says:

    great contrast of colors Susan. Love the image.

  3. Green Speck says:

    This is soft and beautiful !!!

  4. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Thank you for this breathtaking haiku!

    Scarlet Letters

  5. Jeremy Nathan Marks says:

    I like that this rhymes but what I especially enjoy is the detail of the cardinal preening and loosening that one feather. It is the attention to detail which makes haiku work for me. I like the way you did this.

  6. Dana says:

    Lovely Haiku!

  7. ninotaziz says:

    Such a pretty, and proper haiku!

  8. bussokuseki says:

    I was walking in the snow this morning and came across a bird huddled close to the top of the snow in a small bush. He was as still as everything else around us… Thanks for sharing – be well~

  9. Susan says:

    Spark! I see it, the feather floating into red on white (with seeds?)

  10. WabiSabi says:

    Lovely. I am looking at this image out my window this morning but I’m really wishing the cardinal would ignite spring!

  11. Alice Keys says:

    Brilliant red on white snow. Love this.

  12. Look for A Lovely Thing says:

    A lovely image of red vs white. Well done!

  13. Perfect interpretation of the prompt. very very original

  14. nelle says:

    I’d like a word with this bird.

  15. Teresa says:

    Beautiful. Cardinals are the perfect red subject!

  16. oneofaclass says:

    I love this breath of fiery energy in the still of winter. Absolutely beautiful.

  17. mobius faith says:

    Excellent. What a brilliant perception.

  18. Terrific photo, and I love the idea of igniting winter.

  19. Brilliant play on words 🙂

  20. ElizOF says:

    A delightful haiku and I love cardinals too. 😉
    Eliz

  21. Cathy Tenzo says:

    Love this, and I must say I really miss cardinals! I grew up with them, but there are none in Seattle 😦 Thanks for bringing one to me.

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