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Friday, February 17, 2012

The behavior of the pigeon


Each Friday we provide the link to the blog that is hosting a celebration of poetry around the blogosphere. At that site you can find the links to the many other blogs that are posting poems (new and old), discussions of poems, and reviews of poetry books.

Enjoy the festivities!

The host this week is Myra Garces-Bacsal. You can visit her here at Gathering Books.



(Spring Vision by Kenojuak Ashevak, born in 1927 on
the southern coast of Baffin Island, Canada; she is one
of the most accomplished modern Inuit artists)

A haiku.

The behavior of the pigeon
is beyond reproach,
but the mountain cuckoo?

~ Yosa Buson (1716-1783), Japanese poet and painter

4 comments:

Tabatha said...

Those mountain cuckoos! What can you do?

(This would make a pretty good t-shirt...)

Katya said...

Must be something in the air... I had an entry about birds, too.
Here in America our common brood parasite is the brown-headed cowbird. But it's name is not nearly as poetic.

Robyn Hood Black said...

Thanks for sharing, and I love the art. I'm currently reading and enjoying HAIKU MASTER BUSON, translated by Edith Shiffert and Yuki Sawa (White Pine Press).

Tara said...

Fun! And I like Tabatha's, too!