It is the Lusty Month of May with a #haiku and a #tanka

House Finch

House Finch

Whistle nature’s song
Delight and praise for the spring
Feathered choir performs

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Cardinal

Cardinal

The sun warms my blood
My heart beats an earthy tune
My soul hums your name
We celebrate the season
A hymn of praise for spring’s love

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This was written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge.  The key words today were “Sing” and “Celebrate”.  Following her suggestion, I didn’t use the words, I used only synonyms.

This week I decided to do two.  They’re small ;)

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15 thoughts on “It is the Lusty Month of May with a #haiku and a #tanka

  1. Pingback: #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE, “Celebrate & Sing,” NO. 82 RECAP, #SYNONYMSONLY – Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer

  2. Marilyn Armstrong

    We have a lot of those little red finches these days. Did you know that these wild finches were kept caged in pet stores and when doing that became illegal, they just let them free … and now those originally southwestern finches are everywhere. We have a pair of them nesting in the maple tree in front of the house.

    We also have a cardinal. You only get ONE male cardinal. Two cardinals is called “an Air War.”

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      We do see some cardinals around here, but not the finches. I took these photos at my parents house in Ohio. The bird population is slowly shifting north, so I won’t be surprised if I do see the finches show up some year. I have heard that the house finch isn’t native to the east part of the country. There was another similar finch that was pretty much displaced by these ones.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks Colleen. I don’t see house finches very often in New England, but they are all over around my parents house in Ohio, which is where I took both of these photos.

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