from nowhere wren song haiga

Linked to Carpe Diem Little Creatures #20:  Winter Wren, where our host Chèvrefeuille has offered a wealth of wren-ku!  The first is my favorite.

I live
withdrawn and
a wren

© Santoka Taneda (1882-1940)


We also have haiku from Issa:

hey wren!
do you realize it’s Ninth Month
30th day?

hey wren!
do you realize
it’s the 30th?

(On the old Japanese calendar, September 30th is the last day of autumn.)

And Izen:

light of foot indeed
in its flight through bamboo groves,
a wren passing by.   

And finally, a wonderful haiku by Chèvrefeuille:

without anxiety
Wren looks for food in the garden
a sacred moment

© Chèvrefeuille

And here is mine:

from nowhere
wren song

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I never looked closely at this photo until today.  It SEEMED to be just a blurry photo of a nondescript brown bird. But no!  It’s a blurry LITTLE bird watching a big blurry HAWK.   Do you see it?  Pretty cool, right?   


19 thoughts on “from nowhere (haiga)

  1. Hope wrens are musical birds, the burst of song would be quite something! Nicely done! I got stuck with “Wren and Martin” which was our English grammar book in school and that pretty much killed everything else.

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    • Thanks 🙂

      They are, very musical — and the burst of song is amazing!
      But I completely understand how your grammar book could kill the “wren” imagery for you 😉


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