Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Good Morning, Blogland


This is the scene through the square window this morning, playmates - blue skies,  sun, and a brisk, envigorating breeze making the buddleia wave to me. It's nothing new for me to be up with the lark, as the saying goes, but the birds assailing my ears just now were far less poetic. Their rusty cawing sets my teeth on edge and makes me want to rush to the WD40 to oil their vocal chords.


rooks raucous voices
shatter early morning calm
disturbing sunshine

27 comments:

  1. Morning Jinksy,

    An appropriate haiku to start your day!

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  2. Your haiku is something to crow over.

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  3. I'm glad it's Carolina wrens singing outside my morning window and not the Bluejays squawking!

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  4. I'm with you - their calls are like fingernails pulled down a chalkboard! But you did create a lovely haiku/poem out of it!!!

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  5. Oh if only all birds were as sweetvoiced as the Carolina wren (you'll understand I'm going to google them immediately to see how gorgeous they no doubt are).

    Carolina

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  6. Up with the lark, eh? Never heard that one, but I too was up early. Here the crows "own" winter. You can't hear them over all the chirping during spring and summer.

    Your haiku is masterful!

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  7. I wake up to crows usually, screeching for food in the fields. But there is a lovely sound of birdsong too.

    CJ xx

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  8. How about waking up to the sounds of a roaring ocean in a storm? It sounds like a train rumbling through, ready to crash into you.
    I'm not complaining; but a gal needs her beauty sleep now and then.

    Nature needs to take notice of our fragile ears.

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  9. Nice haiku, jinksy! It made me think of cotton balls for use as earplugs.

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  10. Birds pierce your slumber
    Jolting you to wakefulness
    True caws for alarm

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  11. We have a similar bird here that migrates through my little town in late summer.

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  12. We have a rookery right next to us. Talk about noisy neighbours!

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  13. Your own chirping alarm clock. I hear lots of love there.

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  14. It has to be better than a neighbour's motor-bike .... ?
    Perhaps you could make a haiku for me and my fellow sufferers ?

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  15. For SmitoniusAndSonata:-

    motorbike revving
    sends your slumber to dreamland
    no petrol needed

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  16. and better late than never:-

    sharp friend Hilary
    will always cut to the chase
    with witty comment

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  17. Loving the new look Jinksy. very calming. Although the font size is hard to read which will be reason 11 on my list of Obvious Reasons I Need Glasses.

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  18. You really have gone to town with your new look Jinksy. I have to say that rooks are about my most favourite bird and I never tire of their 'song'!

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  19. Good morning!!
    It's so nice to see that one can be awake and alert in the morning! I am NOT a morning girl...I'm a night owl!
    Love your poem.
    You are great!

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  20. I got quite an eyeopener when I got here (having been absent for some time). I like the layout of your new format. I'm a "Georgia" typeface gal, m'self, but I will read anything! :) I like your haiku. I saw/heard rooks when I visited England lo these many years ago and "raucous" calling is the perfect descriptor.

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  21. What a funny morning haiku. WD40...not a bad idea.

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  22. your haiku seems to fit your perfectly...and you're right, too much of a good thing isn't a good thing! hope they'll settle down enough for you think :)

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  23. Fun read Jinksy.

    All I hear in the morning are the various fans that we use to try and keep the kids asleep in a strange place.

    And, thanks for the comment over at my place. In answer to your question--I did build a castle and enjoyed it for all of 3-4 minutes until our youngest the "Castle Crusher" decided to destroy it for sport.

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  24. Ah jinsky I love the chirping of all the birds......still chuckling over WD40 line, at least you can write a Haiku.....:-) Hugs

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  25. Rather rooks than heartburn from pizza the night before! I was up at 4.15am this morning but did an hours work for college and posted a new blog.

    Actually I rather like this time of day I think.

    PS It's magpies that grate on me!

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  26. I went on youtube to listen to the rook and their song does shatter my inner sanctum and I recoil. I listened to about 15 different English birds on youtube-thanks for pointing me in that direction Jinksy.

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