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dVerse — haibun — day schemes, moon dreams

when I finally begin to drift
into sleep
your memory is the...first
and the moonlight
the last, to kiss my face♡
Sanober Khan 

#backlight #moon #night #emotion #quotes #birds #reedit #nature


As Autumn weather cools things down in the Northern hemisphere, woodpeckers get ravenous and attack the silent suet cakes with increased vigor. Unfortunately, their enthusiasm has been more keen than usual this year as they look for tasty snacks they imagine are hiding in the wood siding of the house. They may be doing me a favor by tapping out ants or other wood-dwellers and -eaters; yet their tapping here and there is bothersome in sound and effect.

Mlady and Dotty go on high alert when the tapping comes close to the open windows and doors. They look wherever the tapping is, and I look at them looking at where the tapping is then go out to wave my wings and squawk at them over the course of the day.

Autumn moon rises;
its spotlight dapples shadows —
tired woodpeckers dream.



image by Billy (could not find any pics of sleeping woodpeckers, so this one will have to do.)

Frank J. Tassone is today’s host of dVerse.  Frank says:
Today, let us write haibun in which we use the word “moon,” alluding to whatever context we find most meaningful. For those new to haibun, write a prose paragraph or two, followed by a haiku, in which you include a seasonal reference, and a complement of divergent images that provokes insight.

53 thoughts on “dVerse — haibun — day schemes, moon dreams

    1. I know what you mean about critters in the wood! It looks like the birds are trying to open up a bigger hole in a couple of places. Maybe looking for a place to live in winter? I was told at the paint store that hanging Christmas tree icicles on the house will scare them. Time to give it a try.


  1. I have so missed the woodpeckers around here, Lisa! Thank you for writing about them this Monday, you cheered me up with the thought of them attacking ‘silent suet cakes with increased vigor’. I’m glad they’re making themselves useful too, by tapping out insects. That’s a lovely image in your haiku, the spotlight of the moon dappling shadows.

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  2. So much vigor dappled with levity. I really enjoyed this. Woodpeckers seem to be rare around here. I seen them and heard them in the forest. You “waving your wings” brought to mind Woody Woodpecker.

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    1. Suzanne it isn’t attacking the house as much as the bugs it likes to eat. The sound is like a rat-a-tat-tat of a machine gun. Now a machine gun attack (I just put my Biden and other assorted local candidates’ yard signs in the front yard, so the concern is valid) would be deeply disturbing. Suzanne there isn’t just one! It’s Hitchcock’s Woody Woodpecker Bombadiers!

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    1. I hear you, same here. I need to get wood putty for the two holes I see. Not big enough for them to get into yet and that’s the way it’s going to stay. Maybe I’ll have one of my kids climb the ladder to do it. Oh and the Christmas tinsel!

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      1. Might as well while they are up… Woodpeckers and Bumble Bees can make a mess of your house. I like both of them though…they have their charm…just stay away from my house lol.

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  3. You took me right there and I could clearly see you flapping and squawking!

    Love this but it would worry me, Mum had sparrows who used to tap on her window. They could see their own reflection and thought they were fending off an intruder. It is slow persistent torture …

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  4. I’ve only ever seen woodpeckers tapping trees at a distance, which is quite enchanting, but I can imagine it grating on the nerves a little if they are constantly tapping at the framework of your house. I love the cosy Autumn scene you’ve conjured up here!

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    1. The sound doesn’t bother me as much as knowing they are putting holes in the siding. These (de)buggers come in all sizes and all are very cute except when they are being naughty. Glad you like the Autumn scene 🙂

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