Storm and Frog

Roused from sleep by the house rattling with thunder, my body aches with pain, more sore than restored. A tempest rages outside with squalling, storm bands flooding and high winds whipping at the trees; stormy weather sometimes has this affect on my body. I want to go back to sleep but a green tree frog who has wedged himself in my window jamb is delighted for the soggy morning and calls out to the surrounding community with a loud but low-pitched, repetitive croak. His song is answered with a chorus and now it seems a glee club is resounding throughout my room.

fully awakened
nature’s voice has my attention
window frames my day

The first Haibun Monday is being presented at dVerse Poets:  http://dversepoets.com/2015/09/07/haibun-monday-1/

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  1. That is quite an unexpected visitor, smiles ~ If there is a chorus there, I would wake up too and maybe jump a bit ha ~ ~

    Thanks for joining our Haibun Monday Gayle and wishing you happy week/end ~

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  2. Haha. I am unsure whether to be enchanted by nature, or completely frustrated because I can not get back to sleep. I do love the song of the frogs though.

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    • Yeah, I think I may have been more frustrated…between the loud storm and the frog, no way could I even think of going back to sleep! Thanks for coming by, X…I appreciate your comment.

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  3. This made me smile. I am not sure how i would welcome such a concert in my own room though.

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  4. I enjoyed this, Gail. Well, it sounds like the tree frog got your attention. Undoubtedly more persistent than an alarm clock. A clever Haibun!

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  5. I do like the sound of the tree frogs. It rained tonight and outside my window, I could hear the whole choir piping and chirping because of the rain. When we listen to nature, we truly do awaken. thank you for joining us for Haibun Monday!

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  6. Very enjoyable.. tree frogs are kind of adorable for me.. our frogs are normally quite a lot more silent.. but to some extent the wakening by frogs sounds quite nice.

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  7. delightful, specially if it rains and frogs join in the chorus…

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  8. I like this a lot Gayle. My second oldest son use to bring these tiny creatures home and at one point let one loose in his sisters’ room from which I heard yelling emanate. The girls were not amused but he was…of course. 🙂

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    • Thank you, Renee. Your oldest son sounds like one of my brothers who would bring home all kinds of creatures and try to scare us girls with them. No, we weren’t amused either. 🙂

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  9. Gayle,
    Love the way you turned a negative into a positive. I went through a sleepless at night phase once and listened to birds singing non stop. At first it was annoying but I soon adapted. If I couldn’t sleep, at least I had something pleasant to listen to.

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    • Hi Barbara, yes, better to adapt or you very quickly will go crazy! 🙂 Truly those little frogs usually sound pretty sweet when they’re chirping but not so much so early in the morning.

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  10. oh.. amphibious flow
    frogs awake with croaking
    glow.. humans sleep a snore
    away.. wake don’t croak
    swim on land
    as Free again
    AKA walking
    on WATER..

    Frog awake
    human croaks
    late..:)

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  11. Love the way you pulled this together at the end, a wonderful example of haibun style. I smiled all the way through because just recently, somehow, tree frogs have found a way INTO my house, I’ve found six so far that had to be returned outside. I do love they way they talk to each other, I hear them often echoing from tree to tree. Now if they would just stay outside… 🙂

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    • Thanks so much for your compliment, Kelly. On occasion we’ve found them inside too but a favorite place for them is tucked close in the window jamb outside but it sounds as if they may as well be inside the house! 🙂

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  12. Ahhh. I love the sound of those tree frogs–as soon as it gets the least bit warm in the desert they begin their mating calls and that really enchants me. You wrote this so well–I see you really enjoying this form. Hope to see more of you Gayle–it’s always a pleasure.

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    • They are usually very enchanting…but gosh there were so many of them joining in…a bit too much that morning. I do enjoy this form and had written a couple of them previously so am looking forward to the monthly haibun. And thank you for such a warm welcome back, Victoria…I hope it’s for a good while and I can keep up the momentum. It’s always a pleasure for me to see you too.

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  13. I love the tone to this…the comical feel and the personification of the frog!! Great fun!

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  14. “Nature’s voice has my attention” sounds so lovely, but I can imagine that when it got your attention by interrupting your plans to sleep in, it was not exactly as lovely as it sounds!! 😉

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  15. Ah, love it very much! Your haibun is so symphonic….Interesting/funny mention of ‘glee club’ !
    A window as a frame – very cool!

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  16. This was a fun read. I can only imagine the “glee club” performance as you are trying to sleep. I can’t sleep to the sound of a cricket.

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  17. fun story, i think the noise would have kept me awake too, and the idea that there is a frog in my house!

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