Category: bird

Tease not the plover 

for false brooding; every bird 

has a nest to hide. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

Sure enough, it’s not 

just birds the man with birdseed 

finds around his feet. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

The bird fastened to 

the curtain rod stares at the 

unopened window. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

If a flamingo 

crosses a road, one of them 

is in the wrong place. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

More and more, the wires 

do nothing but hold up birds 

neatly in the air. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

The swiftest fliers 

are first incubated in 

the most streamlined eggs. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer