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Monday, 22 March 2010

Haiku #88

Blackbirds are in song.
   Life span three years maximum -
 yet they keep singing.

14 comments:

Tabor said...

We should all be so focused on the brighter side of life.

Enchanted Oak said...

I didn't know they get to live so long! This was wonderful. You seem to have an extra "three" in there.

Dorraine said...

Oh, I love this! Keep singing.

Helen said...

The Beatles 'sang' it best ... 'you were only waiting for this moment to be free' .........

Kass said...

...and so should we.

David Cranmer said...

Yeah, I'm surprised by their life span myself.

Ronda Laveen said...

Their life span is longer than flies. I'm sure that's why their singing.

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

Strong, enduring blackbirds,
keep singing, you'll carry us
from now to then.


BLACKBIRD

In the blinding sunlight
its blackness staring on the stone slab
over the iron gate, and behind
a branch in bloom. As in front of the Kaaba
you behold the inner white heart,
the grip of the spotless iris of the start
and the red beak,
the unshielded first impact
with the sky of things.

Friko said...

A belligerent lot, blackbirds. I see them fighting and chasing each other in the garden.
But their lyrical song makes up for all the aggression.

Meri said...

Do they really care
that their place on the hit parade
will be so short-lived?

Niki said...

I had no idea how long a blackbird lived for. Nice to learn something new :o)

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Dave King said...

Tabor
Agreed 100%!

Enchanted Oak
Thanks for pointing that out. - A crude attempt on my part to double their life expectancy!

Dorraine
I only sing to myself - not a nice experience for others!

Helen
They did indeed.

Kass
Yes.

David
I was, when I came across it. It's actually given as 2 to 3 years. I'm ever the optimist.

Ronda
Or it's longer han flies because they sing.

Tommaso
Well said.
Enjoyed the poem. Thanks.

Friko
It's the artistic temperament, you know.

Meri
Not once they've got their platinums, I don't suppose they do.

Niki
Welcome to the blog. Good to have you commenting.
I'd just learnt it also - just passing it on.

Anonymous
Thanks - and hope your use of it brings success.

bard said...

I love this as well. It's very "Zen".