Posted in Cinquain, December 2018

Day Brightener

Blue Jay drawing

Suddenly

A flash of blue

On a bleak winter day

Barren berry bush gave him

Away

Cinquain

Today a blue jay visited my yard. I wasn’t quick enough to snap his picture so I had to draw one instead 😊

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Posted in December 2018, Tanka

A Remaining Robin

Robin in winter rain

Abundant food sources

Vanished with the Springtime

Lonely Robin

Seeking a fruit bearing bush

Wanders among the raindrops

Tanka

This Robin chose not to fly South for the Winter I guess. I saw him hopping around my yard in the rain and was surprised to find out that not all Robins fly South, but some stick around and eat fruit in the Wintertime. (Photo is not very clear as I had to snap it quickly using my phone thru my patio window from quite a distance)

The American Robin–Making Sense Of Migration

https://journeynorth.org/tm/robin/ConfusingMigration.html

Posted in Elegy, November 2018

Goodbye Lily

Lily, Oregon Zoo Baby elephant
Picture captured from https://goo.gl/images/SCyfuF

In the Autumn we mourn

One who left too soon

Lily, November born

Bid us ‘bye neath the moon

Full of joy was Lil’ Lily

Happy baby elephant

Playful and sweet was she

In spirit, confident

Though illness took her away

From us and her family

We honor her today

For her sweet memory

Elegy

I am saddened by this news as I remember when Lily was born and everyone in Portland got the opportunity to vote on a name for her. I voted for the name Lily and was so happy it was chosen for her. It fit her perfectly. She was so sweet, lively, joyful and happy. She would have been 6 years old today 😪

https://www.oregonzoo.org/news/2018/11/zoo-heartbroken-6-year-old-lily-succumbs-virus