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“Safe-Havens” Haiku Series

March 6, 2016

for Haiku Horizons – Prompt: Safe


art credit: Starling Murmuration by Sophie Windsor Clive

“Safe-Havens” Haiku Series

massive storm rolls in
mamma starling gathers chicks
Oak’s knot, safe-haven

Oak’s knot, safe-haven
squirrels gather nuts in Autumn
a Winter’s storehouse

a Winter’s storehouse
Poppa prepares the cellar
enough food ’til Spring

©2016 Lori Carlson. All rights reserved.



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  1. Wow that’s a nice cascade ! Lovely !

  2. Three homes. All safe. Beautifully intertwined. Well done!

  3. A warm trio of haiku I really enjoyed! That storm of Starlings is impressive!

    • Thank you, Bekkie… I love watching them fly like that.. quite mesmerizing 🙂

      • I bike along the San Francisco Bay and yesterday a group of pigeons were right in front of me for some time drifting on the wind it looked so effortless like magic.

      • Oh wow.. that would have been beautiful to see 🙂 birds always stop me dead in my tracks.. I think I must have been one in a former life 😀

      • Flying like a bird would be so glorious!!! Have a nice afternoon Lori!

      • I agree, Bekkie 🙂 and thank you.. you too 🙂

  4. I love how you’ve carried through the last to first line to create such lovely Haikus 🙂

    • Thank you, dear.. I picked that trick up from a fellow blogger and haiku writer, but darn of I can remember who now.

  5. That’s an amazing one!

  6. A beautiful cascade of haiku…we can feel the love and nurturing of parents keeping their loved ones safe.

  7. It’s a 3 in 1 haiku !

  8. Beautiful, Lori. 🙂

  9. Archie permalink

    very vivid and beautiful… 🙂

  10. Absolutely beautiful! I love how you begin each next haiku with the last line from the previous one.

  11. Thank you, dear heart 🙂

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