Haiku + Senryu

Haiku is a seasonal, reverent celebration of a subject (nature or people) trying to make a feeling.
Senryu tends to have a victim and may be humorous or irreverant trying to make a point.
- paraphrased from Michael Dylan Welch's Graceguts

Friday, 5 April 2013


Blissful cockatoo
Feasts on liquid amber fruits
Like cracking eggshells

This is a feature of our Autumn on the Mornington Peninsula.
Waves of cockatoos invade the Autumn liquid amber tree to snap, crackle and pop the conkers and make a decidedly nauseating mess.
Their dining manners are not really up to scratch.

Linking to:
Haiku Heights ~ April Heights Haiku Month ~ Eggshells


Panchali said...

Oh, the best one that I've read so far...beautiful :)))
I had a cockatiel who passed away four months back....miss him more today :(

Anonymous said...

Beautifully depicts the seasonal feast by cockatiel

Sam Edge said...

great take on the prompt!

Nanka said...

I like that Cockato and one more addition to the exotic birds found in your region (Mornington Peninsula)!! I can hear the crackle and pop !!

The liquidamber tree is new to me and learnt something here!!

Pranita said...

Lovely! Pleasing to my mind this haiku...

Reading Pleasure said...

Nicely done. Love the photo

Siggi in Downeast Maine said...

I love this.. your country is so different than living on the downeast coast of Maine...I love to read about how we are the same but different..
Thank you,


Very Beautiful.
Loved the lines- feasts on liquid amber fruit

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