Posts Tagged ‘purple martin’

Nature’s Congratulations: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

July 27, 2017

Maybe the geese, the/
martins and the sunset, all/
combined, said congrats.
Maybe the martins,/
geese and sunset all combined/
to wish me congrats.
Here’s the Geese Flight at Sunset video to go with it

Free Sunset Airshow: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

July 24, 2017

This evening I took/
the chance to see birds’ awesome/
free sunset airshow.
Purple Martins sunset airshow, Lake Winneconne, Wisconsin July 2017
(View the short version here on YouTube)


Preparing For Migration: Revolutionary ImproVerse Free Verse

August 15, 2016

Purple martins and
Canada geese and
osprey and
mallard ducks and
great blue herons and
barn swallows
are feeding at sunset,
for the rigors
of their long autumn migration.

I should go
eat a big cereal bowl
of black cherry chunky
chocolate ice cream.
Preparing for autumn Migration sunset at Lake Winneconne

Bird Sextet And Beat Box: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

July 7, 2016

Here’s a YouTube video with most of these versions.
A bird sextet sang /
for me this morning, plus the/
flicker’s percussion.
A bird sextet sang /
for me this morning, sans the/
flicker’s percussion.
A bird sextet sang /
for me this morning, plus the/
woodpecker’s beat box.
A bird sextet sang /
for me this morning, plus the/
downy’s beatboxing.
A bird sextet sang /
for me this morning, before/
the weed wacker’s noise.

Sunbeams On Wisconsin Lake Wavelets And Her Hair: Romantic IMprov Free Verse Poetry

May 18, 2016

He thought the black and white /
flashes on the inside/
of his eyelids/
were shadows/
of purple martins in flight./

Instead, they were/
the sunshine’s reflections,/
like diamonds dancing,/
off of the lake’s soft wavelets.

And, for some odd,
unknown reason,/
he dreamed of the way/
those same warm sunbeams/
reflect and shimmer/
off the gentle waves
of her hair.
Sunbeam Diamonds, Lake Winneconne Afternoon
YouTube Video showing diamonds in the water, hearing purple martins singing 

Sunset’s Prayer Beam: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

May 15, 2016

I watch the sunset’s/
solitary beam reach to/
heaven like prayer.Sunset's beam over Lake Winneconne, Wisconsin May 2016, with purple martin silhouetted

Connecting With My Daughter Far Away: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

May 10, 2016

Half a continent/
divided, yet by love and/
water connected.
Birds and Water Connect me with my daughter: Purple martins at Sunset, Lake Winneconne, WI, May 2016

Martin House Waiting: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

April 23, 2016

Purple Martin house, dock, Lake Winneconne, WisconsinThe house was up for/
one minute when they moved in./
They’d waited for us.

They’re Here! Purple Martins Return: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

April 14, 2016

Lake Winneconne Sunset and Purple Martin Return FlightI dreamed they were here,/
and I yelled: “They are here!” And/
now, at last, they’re here!

Martins Missed Sunset: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

April 10, 2016

I wish the purple /
martins had migrated. They/
missed a great sunset.Lake Winneconne mid-April sunset and purple martin house, no migrating birds yet