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In the Orchard-Days, when you
Children look like blossoms, too,
Bessie, with her jaunty ways
And trim poise of head and face,
Must have looked superior
Even to the blossoms, – for
Little Winnie once averred
Bessie looked just like the bird
Tilted on the topmost spray
Of the apple boughs in May.
With the redbreast, and the strong
Clear, sweet warble of his song  –
“I don’t know their name,” Win said –
“I ist maked a name instead.” –
So forever afterwards
We called robins “Bessie-birds.”

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No Wide Angles

A tall ship
Needs exactly this:
Tall photo.

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Trailblazers

Learned from birds.
Do they have envy?
We owe them.

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Or Any Year

Was that year
A roll of the dice –
Just mere chance?

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Wide – photo by Victor Voronov at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/nohAEiy/Tall+Ship

Trailblazers – photo by Gesine Kuhlmann at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/niouaeu/Airplane+in+the+sky

Year – photo by Marja Flick-Buijs at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mRk6WRa/Calendar+2011

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2016.

 

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Sane

It’s proper:
Bell in the belfry,
And not bats.

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In The Heights

Many kites
In their wheeling flights –
Pretty sights.

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In The Air, On The Ground

Precision:
It often matters,
Life or death.

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Sane – photo by Javier Gonzalez at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mgo9V6y/Belfry

Heights – photo by Karunakar Rayker at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mBcPvKm/kites+in+flight

Air – photo by sulaco229 (Robert) at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mx8M424/Acrobatic+jet+airplane%2C+airpla

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2016.

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Hearing Some Gossip

Oh tell me!
You must be kidding!
He did WHAT?

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The Mallard Armada

Quacks are king.
The power to rule –
Duck Navy.

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The World Awaits

A duck looks.
What is it thinking?
Mine, all mine!

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Gossip – photo by Richard Dudley at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mflftHo/Earnie+the+Emu

Armada – photo by Patrizio Martarano at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/oz2pS7m/Mallard+duck+3

World – photo by Elaine Tan at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/opueKpW/Looking+Forward

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/
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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2015.

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Out In The Cold Where It’s Cold

For penguins,
Two is a party.
Three?  A crowd.

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True?  Or Two?

Just one swan
Swam very close to
A mirror?

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The Stork

The baby –
For this mother stork,
Who brought it?

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Cold – photo by Stella Bogdanic at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mqcizrY/jelaous

True – photo by Michal Zacharzewski at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/o29J304/Two+swans

Stork – photo by Andreas Krappweis at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/nVItuWc/Storck+feeding+her+Chick

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2014.


 

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   The Poet And His Songs

As the birds come in the Spring,
   We know not from where;
As the stars come at evening
   From depths of the air; 

As the rain comes from the cloud,
   And the brook from the ground;
As suddenly, low or loud,
   Out of silence a sound; 

As the grape comes to the vine,
   The fruit to the tree;
As the wind comes to the pine,
   And the tide to the sea; 

As come the white sails of ships
   O’er the ocean’s verge;
As comes the smile to the lips,
   The foam to the surge; 

So come to the Poet his songs,
   All hitherward blow
From the misty realm, that belongs
   To the vast Unknown. 

His, and not his, are the lays
   He sings; and their fame
Is his, and not his; and the praise
   And the pride of a name. 

For voices pursue him by day,
   And haunt him by night,
And he listens, and needs must obey,
   When the Angel says, “Write!”

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Rainbow Of Rainbows

While feeding,
Rainbow lorikeets
Form rainbow.

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Air Traffic Control To Eagle:

Winter flights –
Before a takeoff,
De-ice wings.

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Pelican

An expert –
Gray, old, and tested
Fisherman.

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Rainbow – photo by Dez Pain at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mPGQJbE/Rainbow+Lorikeets+Feeding

Air Traffic – photo by Victor Voronov at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/noHGZJG/Golden+Eagle

Pelican – photo by Agnes Scholiers at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/nIsJTAE/Pelican

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2013.

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The Real Thing

Real songbirds
Unlike human ones –
Don’t lip sync.

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It’s A Long Way Down

You!  Up there.
Looking down your nose
At me?  Me!?

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Can I Have Your Attention?

Whooo?  Whooo? Me?
No, no, no.  Not you –
Other one.

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Real – photo by Scott Liddell at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mkDm0NS/Singing+Robin

Long Way – photo by Adrian van Leen at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/nCohy7w/black-necked+stork2

Attention – photo by Hagit Berkovich at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mC094FK/owls

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2013.

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Peafowls

Operate
Need to know basis
Knee to nose.

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Job – Stool Pigeon

Off to work!
A little peck first.
Bye, honey.

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Enjoying The Sunset

Ah, the light!
Like moths to candle –
Birds to sun.

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Peafowls – photo by Miguel Saavedra at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mDzKvqa/Peafowl+portrait+1

Stool Pigeon – photo by Marja Flick-Buijs at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/nVDZuT2/Kissing+pigeons

Sunset – photo by vivekchugh at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mf0suyk/Enjoying+the+view

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2013.

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Double Date

Scoot over.
When does movie start?
Popcorn? Coke?

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No Bronze

The medals
In rooftop perching
Gold, silver.

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Incoming

Put flaps down;
Cut all the engines –
Smooth landing.

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Double Date – photo by Gabriel at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/meScq2q/birds

No Bronze – photo by Kevin Tuck at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mw2XZkO/Winner+and+runner-up

Incoming – photo by Vivekchugh at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/meXVzPm/Incoming+1

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2013.

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