Trimming the tree . . .

Birds, birds and more birds.  That’s what’s on my mind this holiday season.

winter ornaments—
goldfinches and buntings
glisten at the feeder . . . 

the red-tailed hawk, a lone
winged angel

trimming the tree . . .
so many of mother’s birds
one dove unbroken

About Margaret Dornaus

I’m a writer and a teacher, as well as a haiku-doodler. I live in a beautiful woodland setting, surrounded by native oak forests, that inspires me to record haiku snapshots of luna moths and our resident roadrunner, and even an occasional black bear as it hightails it across the top of my road, my mongrel dog barking at its heels as I watch with wonder. My work as a travel writer has appeared in publications from The Dallas Morning News to the Robb Report. You can find examples of my travel writing–as well as excerpts from a travel memoir I’m working on–at my other WordPress site, Travelin’ On. What more than that do you need to know? Only that I started this blog with an eye toward collaboration. Got a haiku? Send it my way. . . . I’m all about new visions & voices. Best, Margaret
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9 Responses to Trimming the tree . . .

  1. Chef Larry says:

    my wife decorates
    our Christmas tree without me . . .
    husband’s winter angst

  2. Lovely, Margaret, especially the last two.

    from the branches of the curbed fir plucking a gilded bird

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  4. aloha Margaret – the last ku does it for me. yeah. i like that one.

    trimming tree
    this leafless branch
    a Christmas tree

  5. alee9 says:

    I’m late for the trimming tree party! But I’m here to tell you I love the first ku, Margaret. And here’s mine:

    a crane origami—
    her daughter’s
    beside the partridge

    –the last ornament that flew from Asia, that’s the little girl’s story! May you have a great Christmas!

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