In response to a recentCarpe Diem Haiku Kai invitation to write haiku on the theme of dawn using a phrase and fragment:
I am not often up at dawn these days as we are on a later schedule, though morning is the best time to pick lettuce and peas—they’re sweetest then. I set an alarm to rise early but often postpone picking until next day:
Squeezed for time, I chose a “Skinny” to join in with dVerse Poets Pub Tuesday Poetics. Mish invites us to write a poem from the point of view of nature. I have seen many formations of birds in the sky lately. Temperatures are still chilly and splotches of snow linger, but the birds are making themselves seen and heard these days. Thank you to Efraimstochterwho donated this bird photo to the public domain.
I read yesterday that birds appreciate an opportunity to bathe at this time of year, not only to get relief from the heat, but also to spruce up while shedding feathers and acquiring a new look for fall. Here is the link to the article I read where you’ll find pictures of a molting Cardinal and the three ‘looks’ of an American Goldfinch.