fairytale – – haiku

fairytale prince

the whir of hovering wings

a locust on the leaf

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This is the second year that I’ve seen these creatures and it was once again a surprise. One moment I think I am seeing a yellow banded butterfly and the next moment I see a grasshopper/locust. For more information and images, check this writeup about the Carolina Grasshopper (aka Carolina Locust).

obscure moon – – haiku

obscure moon . . .

underwater a sturgeon sips

the clouded depths

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The August full moon is sometimes called ‘Sturgeon Moon’. The sturgeon is an ancient species of fish that is endangered in some habitats. They have many unique features such as no teeth, armour instead of scales and cartilage instead of bones.

Haikai Challenge #150 – Sturgeon moon

waterfall – – monoku

synchronizing my fluidity becoming a waterfall

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synchronizing my fluidity becoming a waterfall

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©2020 Ontheland

The poem reads as one continuous line on a screen that is wide enough. It is a one-line haiku or ‘monoku’.

Haikai Challenge #149 – waterfall

The video: three hours of Sahalie Falls, Willamette National Forest, Cascade Mountains, Oregon.