Dusk settling On Dead Woman’s Pond – Water Fowl Hidden by the reeds Bid the sun farewell This is the bridge just in front of the pond known as “Dead Woman’s Pond” at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge in Texas. You can read more about Dead Woman’s Pond and the Haller’s Haven Trail here: https://www.friendsofhagerman.com/Haller
The snow geese – Foraging for roots And gossip
On the riverbank A broad-banded water snake And a pale green leaf That blows into a puddle Created by the spring rains
Listen! Gaia’s breath Shakes the leaves
A flock of mud hens Glides across the murky pond Do they plunge their heads Beneath the water’s surface To escape the constant noise?
Ripened hedge apples Lie beside the wooded path – Tree sparrows take wing Frank J. Tassone hosts a weekly haikai challenge. This week’s theme is sparrows: https://frankjtassone.com/2020/01/26/haikai-challenge-123-1-26-20-first-sparrows-twittering-hatsusuzume-haiku-senryu-haibun-tanka-haiga-renga/
Children’s laughter Mingles with cardinal song – Scent of rotting leaves