bare branches
a painting against the blue sky
leaves under my feet

© Yozakura

from branches that touch the sky
the happy sparrows take flight

with the rising sun
the air holds promise of snow –
frost a white coating

a new flock of sparrows arises
settling on the tall branches

happy sparrows sing
becoming part of the trees
breaking the silence

autumn leaves come crashing down
awakening to birdsongs

Copyright © 2019 by Dorna Hainds

Response to Carpe Diem #1790 & #1791 (double episode)


fallen autumn leaves
a cascade of color
painting a forest floor

lovebirds living in small flocks
sing sweetly from limb to limb

among leaves so green
where sunbeams rarely creep
bright-eyed stars will see

in this season’s cold silence
infinite grassy meadow

sweet amorous song
old lovers renew their vows
softly tinged with blue

sitting under God’s bright sun
of a thousand tomorrows

Soliloquy No Renga
Copyright © 2019 by Dorna Hainds

Response to Carpe Diem #1769 free choice of prompt, and make a Soliloquy No Renga with it

Lovebirds | Earth Rangers Wild Wire Blog


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