dVerse — meet the bar — Late Summer in West Michigan

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Kingfisher | Outdoor Alabama

kingfishers eat well
as ponds shrink and minnows swarm —
cicada’s sing

 

Duckweed, Pond, Green, Nature, Water, Teichplanze

duckweed and lotus
leaf blankets bob in the wind —
turtles sun on logs

 

Marsh Wren Perched on a Tall Grass' Photographic Print - Marc Moritsch |  AllPosters.com

wrens eat water oats
growing amongst late lilies –
ants climb sturdy stalks

 

Moonrise, Full Moon, Evening, Twilight, Mystical

sunset colors leave
moonrise against silhouettes –
river frog kerplops

 

morning cloudburst leaves
a rainbow over the trees
herons watch quick fish

 

 

Frank J. Tassone is today’s host for dVerse.  Frank says:
Write a haiku sequence on any theme that you like. Use a minimum of three haiku.

 

Images:
Belted Kingfisher
Duckweed and water lily leaves
Wren perched on grass
Moonrise against silhouettes
Morning rainbow

51 Comments Add yours

  1. So very beautiful! Did you take the photos? I love kingfishers.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much. No, these are not my photos. Links are at the bottom of the page.

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      1. Ah! I see now. I love all the activity. A delightful read! 😊

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  2. kim881 says:

    You chose the perfect images to complement your haiku, Lisa. I love the way you hint at the heat with the shrinking ponds. The turtles sunning on logs reminded me of the one and only time I visited New York and saw turtles in Central Park.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Kim. It’s amazing to me that turtles could survive in the middle of NYC!

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  3. Sadje says:

    Nature at work! Beautiful poems.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you, Sadje.

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      1. Sadje says:

        Always a pleasure

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  4. Lovely bright snapshots of a lazy high summer.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Jane.

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  5. Grace says:

    Each one is lovely (with the stunning photo) specially the:
    wrens eat water oats
    growing amongst late lilies –

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you, Grace.

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  6. Lucy says:

    Absolutely beautiful and lovely. Such great imagery.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Lucy 🙂

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  7. Beautiful imagery and sounds in all the haiku Lisa and I especially love how the ‘river frog kerplops’ 💚

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you very much, Xenia ❤

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      1. You’re very welcome! 🙂🙋‍♀️

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  8. A wonderful journey here Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Linda.

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  9. Gillena Cox says:

    oh how i luv the songs of nature in this sequence

    Much💖love

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you, Gillena.

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  10. Ron. says:

    Oh, sure; make me go back and go back again, trying to pay less attention to the fine (but borrowed) artwork and concentrate on the OUT-FRIGGIN-STANDING (Original) Haiku. Words win, Lisa. You nailed the prompt! Congrats.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you so much, Ron. Happy you enjoyed them 🙂

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  11. There is a complementary symetry between your haiku and the photos that you selected. A supple, deep witness to the natural world around us. Lovely!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Frank, thank you and happy you enjoyed them.

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  12. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    You really scored high with this quintet of poems, perfect in sequence, authentic, a tribute to the world of nature; and you found some perfect images to compliment your beauteous verses.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Happy you are happy with the poems, thank you, Glenn.

      Like

  13. Beverly Crawford says:

    Well what a joy this was…a beautiful photo with each haiku. A feast for the eyes!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Beverly and very glad you enjoyed them.

      Like

  14. merrildsmith says:

    Lovely sequence–like a day in the life of this place.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you connected with it, Merril, and glad you enjoy nature where you’re at also.

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  15. mefeedyoume says:

    I like the leaf blankets bobbing in the wind

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  16. lynn__ says:

    Your haiku and photos are sumptuous, Lisa…like the summer season they celebrate.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I like the word “sumptuous” thank you, Lynn.

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  17. Reena Saxena says:

    Wow! The sequencing with images raises it several notches above average.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Reena, thank you ❤

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  18. rivrvlogr says:

    It’s a welcome season when all these sights are found.

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  19. I just love that “kerplop” – a little nod to Basho. A dreamy sequence.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sarah.

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  20. memadtwo says:

    This is lovely Jade. Very peaceful. I was just thinking of doing a wren for draw a bird day. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks and I hope you do.

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  21. rothpoetry says:

    Beautiful sequence of haiku! My kind of post: lots of photos to go with the words! Wonderful Love the rainbow!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Dwight 🙂

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  22. I loved your photos and the haiku which invokes the gentle rhythm of your words. Lovely! ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Colleen. Very glad you enjoyed them.

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      1. It’s like taking a mini vacation through poetry and imagery. Thanks. I needed that! ❤

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        1. msjadeli says:

          🙂 Happy to oblige!

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