Fate

unavoidable
hatchlings left unattended
empty nest syndrome

∞ 

spring budding appears
years follow years…destiny
decrees renewal

∞ 

vulnerable snake
molting skin leaves him exposed
hawk hovers, then swoops

∞ 

withering decline
weak, slow, soft, decaying breath
death gently enters

An entry for Haiku Heights where the prompt is FATE:  http://haiku-heights.blogspot.com/

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  1. Awww lovely Haiku, sad for the snake, even though I don’t like them, I wouldn’t wish them harm. :)

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    • I don’t mind snakes so much…of course try to avoid any face-to-face issues with great, big, bad poisonous, biting ones! :)

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  2. ooh, the vulnerable snake poem is particularly stunning.

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  3. magicalmysticalteacher

     /  March 5, 2012

    That first one has a chilling air about it…

    Fate Has Blessed Them

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  4. your haiku are so good – the first while a bit sad is just so clever …

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  5. Very nice set… fate can be cruel like the hawk or kind like death ~

    Great to see you in HH ~

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  6. Thank you, Grace…I so agree. It was fun to join in…I do like to try my hand at haiku.

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  7. lovely set of poems

    the first one is so chilling, a sense of helplessness here.

    strange, but the last one evoke images of a urban environment in decline. probably i have lived much too long in the city.

    hmm, what a cruel fate awaits the snake. :)

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    • Thank you. Yes, helplessness in the first one for sure. I like when people put their own spin on what they relate to in a poem…I hadn’t been thinking of urban decay..but it does reflect your idea too.

      I had read that snakes are very vulnerable when they’re molting…poor snake…lucky hawk. :)

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  8. sometimes animals reject offsprings that live a healthy life with just wee bit of outside help. you remember brownie? how her mothe rejected her when she used to have her fits?

    but with time she fully recovered.

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    • I do remember…mother cats seem to lose patience with their silly acting offspring don’t they. I’m so curious as to whether you see any of those kitties any more…

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  9. Nicely done. I loved reading this haiku set. I love especially the one about the snake.

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  10. Oh how beautiful :) That first one reminds me of a koel bird in a crow’s nest..

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  11. Thanks. :) Many animals or other birds will take advantage of those poor little chicks being left alone…

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  12. just dropping in to say Hi.. and hope you had a good weekend..and reread these verses.. Very well put together.. I hope Spring is on the way.. and not too many empty nests this year.. my neighbours cat has a habbit of climbing trees she shouldnt.. Blessings to you ~Sue

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    • Thanks for the lovely hello, Sue. I’ve been taking a break from my blog lately. We had a very spring-like winter…and our spring has been mostly summer-like, which is pretty normal for Florida. We have lots of outdoor cats on our street but still manage to have many birds too….I’m grateful for that. My bird feeders are full and getting lots of “traffic”!

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  13. All beautiful, Gayle, and I love the way you put infinity symbles between each poem. A nice touch. #4 is pretty heavy – certainly “fear”

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    • I appreciate that, Jamie…thank you. Death certainly raises fear in many…the “gently” was meant to temper the “process”. I can only hope…

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