Haibun

In response to Frank J. Tassone hosting for dVerse’s Haibun Monday 4-25-22: bird songs

By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

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lovely woodpecker’s
rat-a-tat-tat
heralding spring

He shows up every morning, tapping and tapping without fail. His little red crest bobbing to and fro; he’s putting on quite a show. Not looking for food, no not this one, a girl of his own is what he wants and soon.

So, early in the morning and sometimes at dusk; my little friend is out there making a fuss. Night turns into day and day to dusk and the little red-crested woodpecker never gives up. The days grow warmer, the days grow longer. Fragrant
flowers bloom around him and then; two red-crested heads bobbing together – they’re making a lovely nest!

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    1. Thank you for the reblog! 😊

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      1. You’re welcome. Have a nice day! xx Michael

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  1. It certainly echoes through the forest! Prose would go so nicely with that, must say..

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    1. Thank you so much. Would love to discuss in private forum please? 😊

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      1. Oh dear, hope no offence was caused…my email is ainstarlingsson@protonmail.ch, am on Twitter @ah_starlingsson and Telegram.

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      2. Goodness no!! Quite the opposite! Asking for assistance please! 😊 E-mail sent! Thank you!

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    2. Added prose – thoughts please!

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      1. Now this is a haibun! I love how you expanded the image with the story of these woodpeckers! Well done!

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      2. Thank you most kindly. 😊

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  2. Unmistakebly the woodpecker. Lovely.

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  3. Love the haiku. The prompt, however, does call for haibun. Have you considered adding some prose to accompany it?

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    1. Gillena Cox says:

      No text??? Just the haiku??? But the haiku is delightful. Line 2vpivots nicely

      Much💛love

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      1. Thank you and apologies Gillena – I’m still learning! 😉

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      2. Added prose – thoughts please!

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    2. My apologies, I misread. Will attempt a redo. 🤭

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      1. No worries. Thank you! I look forward to it!

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      2. Added prose – thoughts please!

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  4. sdtp33 says:

    Like that “rat-a-tat-tat”. JIM

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    1. (smiles) Thank you Jim. 😊

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  5. rothpoetry says:

    A beautiful haiku for a beautiful bird.

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        You are welcome!

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  6. totally heard the pecking of the pecker! adorable. 🙂

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  7. Rob Kistner says:

    Wonderful Haiku Ami! I love Pileated Woodpeckers… 🙂✌🏼❤️

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  8. Mish says:

    Aww, he stole the show in this haibun. Love the romantic touch to this bird story.

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  9. Oh I love this so glad to come by after the prose was added… the woodpecker also make sounds and it can be so uplifting.

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    1. Thank you so much. I misunderstood the original instructions …. Post COVID-19 brain I guess!! Glad you came back!! 🪶😊🪶

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  10. This is delightful. I’ve also learned something new – haibun!

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    1. Thank you Keith – it was my first time writing a Haibun as well. Always learning something new. 😊

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  11. That’s a wonderful haibun, Ami!

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    1. Thank you so much! It’s my first try. 😊

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      1. You are welcome. Then it’s a damn good one! 😊

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      2. Oh my! Thank you again!! 😊

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