Twilight

Heron

 

 

heron’s silhouette

distant elusive shadow;

twilight casts her veil

 

 

 

Entry for dVerse Poets FormForAll–Haiku and Senryu:  http://dversepoets.com/2011/10/06/formforall-haiku-and-senryu/

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  1. nice picture. .and I like that image of twilight casting her veil

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  2. Beautiful, Gayle,. I love the last line. It is very descriptive of the hours just before dawn.
    Hugs,
    Izzy xoxo

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    • Thanks so much, Izzy.

      Hey, I got a message from Jaye today. I sent her one back saying hi to her from you. She just said she’s enjoying her time there and that a friend sent some of her stories to an agent and the agent is interested in one of her stories. Good news!

      Hugs,
      Gayle xoxo

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  3. I love this picture and the words you wrote to animate it. This is my kind of imagery–shadows, darkness, gentleness of the bright sun’s absence.

    Magic!

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  4. I love to sit by our pond and watch the heron. It is almost as though he watches over the area for us, standing there so still. He also always makes me feel weightless when he “slowly” spreads those wings and lifts himself upward. I like this.

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    • They are very graceful birds–we have some beautiful ones here. I’m glad you enjoyed this Leslie and that it brought some nice thoughts for you.

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  5. This is lovely, both the photo and verse. I love observing herons when the opportunities arise.

    (Your blog is also the first that I’ve come upon using the same template that I have!)

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    • Thanks so much–they are lovely, graceful birds aren’t they.

      I’ve only seen one other person’s template that is like mine–and now there is yours too–cool. I recently went looking at other themes to see if I should switch but I didn’t really see anything I liked better. 🙂

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  6. A perfect haiku and a perfect photo. I love herons … Fortunately we have quite a few around here and I almost always see one or two when I am able to go for a bird work. Thanks for this little gem.

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  7. nice…love me some nature…and that last line is great bringing it alive…

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  8. You’ve used some of my favorite images here – crepuscule, heron, veil. l loved it and my mother would faint over it bird lover that she is. I’ll send her a link!

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    • There’s a lot of bird lovers in my family too! Glad you liked this, Anna, and want to share it with your Mom too–thanks.

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  9. love twilight’s veil..beautifully mysterious..

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  10. I see I already posted. Nice re-reading it again.

    Here is my new post:
    http://everydayamazin.blogspot.com/2011/10/thoughts.html

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  11. twilight casts her veil

    very profound line, well done Haiku.

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  12. Yes I think you have “captured” the essence of the haiku juxtaposing the twilight hour and its stillness with the stillness of the big bird. They are quite regal, I think. We have many here. They seem to measure people as they approach. Thank you for linking today.

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  13. Twilight casts her veil…what a lovely expression!

    Best
    Padmavani

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  14. its amazing. i really think someone is making my comments vanish, ha ha. 🙂

    now i am almost sure that i commented on both these posts. because i remember both the posts and esp the pic of this post.

    fabulous haiku gayle. you captured the pic in your haiku perfectly.

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    • I can’t remember if you had already commented or not, Trisha. I’m running so behind–I need to visit you! I’ve been mostly gone for several days and haven’t gotten back to taking care of my business on here very well lately.

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  15. stunning lines, fun Haiku!

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