Kawasemi (Kingfisher)

I learned a little, today, about a pretty bird from Australia. They’re pretty poetically inspiring when you give them a little thought.

Azure Kingfisher (Alcedo azurea ruficollaris),...

Smells of mountain streams
With tastes of nature’s bounty;
Kookaburra laughs.

Australian beauty;
Air caresses, water sprays,
As kingfisher swoops.

Kingfisher living,
Circling round the lake below,
Shiny fish eating.

These three haiku are related only by their subject, the kingfisher, and that they were inspired by the awesome prompt at Carpe Diem.

See if you can spot my attempt at writing for the distinct senses: smell/taste/hearing, touch/feel, & sight.  I’m consciously trying to incorporate those elements to bring another dimension to my haiku.  I hope it works!



About ewdupler

Gene is an avid outdoorsman, loves reading and is known to put pen to paper (well, he types) as an amateur poet.
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6 Responses to Kawasemi (Kingfisher)

  1. I never saw one – until now through your words

  2. The first one reminds me of a song we used to sing when marching way back in primary school. ‘Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree’ or something to that effect. The last two are simply wonderful 🙂

  3. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    I’m always up for a good laugh, so the first is my favorite, with the laughing kookaburra!

    Kingfisher Morning

  4. So nice to hear about kingfishers around the world

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