Do you have any regular wildlife visitors?
We get barred owls in our neighborhood in S. Ohio in the late summer. Their Who who who-ooo call is so distinctive, and this year for the first time more shouting like sounds mixed in with this, which I interpreted to be mating calls, though I’m not sure if it is their mating season. We also have a multi-generational family of possum that live in the back yard. I think they’re cute, though some don’t agree, and the keep mosquitoes and other insects at bay.
Love the image of moon and mars eavesdropping!
I freaking love this poem. Sharing on my Toby Neal Books fB page!
We once got pheasants who decided to hang out in the yard last summer. But alas, my dog Zeke found their incessant peeping intolerable and declared and end to their residency. They've not returned since. Zeke won't allow anything into his little fiefdom but the squirrels and rabbits make visits when he's not around.
Thanksfir the only trivia! Great haiku and imagery.
Lovely art and haiku, Jason! We have a few barn owls around. We have many Gambel's Quail here in our little corner of north-central Arizona; road runners, Cooper's Hawks, ravens, some eagles (including Bald), javelina, tarantulas, lizards, cottontail rabbits, coyotes, and the shy bobcats (lynx).
i heard an owl in
the black dawn, moments before
your words appeared
(Haiku missing a syllable. Hey it’s early)
Lovely haiku, Jason! I really enjoyed it. We see quite a few bald eagles over my way. Many of them like to perch/nest in the high treetops that overlook the Hudson River.