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Wednesday, May 21, 2008


channel-billed cuckoo
from beneath the dying fruit tree
I hear its storm cry

channel-billed cuckoo on wikipedia
A juvenile, displaying the pale tipped feathers on the wings.
In adults the tips are dark.

IMAGE/Photograph by Zarni02 at en.wikipedia
Released into the public domain (by
Zarni02, the author).
(Original text : Public Domain)


Mad Kane said...

Nice one! Thanks for participating in my warning poetry prompt. Hope to see you back from my next one. (I post a new one almost every Friday.)

By the way, I changed your Mr. Linky link so that it points to your specific haiku instead of your home page.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Excellent haiku, I like the photo too.

extraspecialbitter said...

I've never heard a cuckoo cry, although there was this recent argument with my ex-wife...

Lilibeth said...

Great Haiku...sounds like a portent of some calamity.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

good one! I like the picture, too. :)