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They Are Back

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They Are Back

red shining nectar
the hovering hummingbirds
woman sweeps the porch

©Donna Jones

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  1. Date: 5/20/2013 10:00:00 AM
    The freshness of spring in your poem has a ring. The snow shovels hanging, my heart starts to sing.

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 9:47:00 PM
    I love the atmosphere & setting here. I value the songbirds in the early morning sunrise. This is great!

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 11:45:00 AM
    I've been trying to do the sweeping of the open carport this morn..I have to work a few minutes then rest because of my heart condition..Growing old is not for sissies..Enjoyed reading this creative work..Sara

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 5/15/2013 3:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Sara ...I know what you mean...the garden work seems to be harder every year...I transplanted some iris..bulbs today now I'm calling it a day...
  1. Date: 5/12/2013 7:08:00 PM
    A fine haiku. You did a great job of describing the action in an absolutely minimal space. A very rich piece... Jack

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 5/12/2013 8:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much jack...:-) very kind...
  1. Date: 5/12/2013 5:01:00 AM
    Donna, your kind words warm a frosty morn' here in Minnesota! Thank You! your twist here in line 3 is good....jimbo

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 5/12/2013 6:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks jimbo ..it just happened to be what was going on.so I wrote it that way..:-) have a good day
  1. Date: 5/12/2013 12:18:00 AM
    Do you have other "Friends" that nest in your yard,Donna?

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 5/12/2013 6:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many! There have been birds of every color at the feeders lately...and living in the country I live with everything from skunks to deer, coyote, fox, cougar, andeverything in between.. Squirrels are really the mostfun to watch...you?
  1. Date: 5/11/2013 9:27:00 PM
    Very nice. I like the powerful images in such a short piece. Very artistic

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 5/12/2013 6:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Karen....
  1. Date: 5/11/2013 12:22:00 PM
    So lovely, MD. Can I come and visit! :) You rock! XOXOX Haiku...lovely like U!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/13/2013 5:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh Donna...I don't know anything about these....humbly...I somehow don't dare write any anymore! You...my dear....you are soaring!
    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 5/11/2013 7:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Anytime....thank you...you helped teach me....I'm trying!
  1. Date: 5/11/2013 6:49:00 AM
    Excellent. Beautiful haiku. Enjoyed. Tfs

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 5/11/2013 7:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I so appreciate this...thank you...
  1. Date: 5/11/2013 12:18:00 AM
    oh it is great that they are back. And to make a poem like this one about it!!! I am waiting for my little swallows to reappear as well!!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 5/11/2013 7:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea...hope your friends return soon....have a..great day....:-)
  1. Date: 5/10/2013 6:36:00 PM
    I am least skilled at Haiku so I am a great admirer of a beauty like this one.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 5/10/2013 9:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh thanks Richard ..as you well know I am very new to them...:-)
  1. Date: 5/10/2013 4:40:00 PM
    I WOULD NOT KNOW WHERE TO START HERE BUT WELL PUT THANKS FOR COMENTS ON MINE YOU HAVE SOUP XX DAVIDSCTT

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 5/10/2013 9:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much David...
  1. Date: 5/10/2013 3:37:00 PM
    Donna this a super Haiku. The third line is fabulous. My hardest line when I'm writing a Haiku. I love it. I'm putting it in my favorite. Warm Smile, Connie

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 5/10/2013 9:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What an honor Connie...thanks...I was sweeping my porch being swarmed by the hummingbirds I feed wheninspired...:-)
  1. Date: 5/9/2013 9:32:00 PM
    Wow, Donna! I am impressed by how well you are getting the hang of this. Line three is supposed to be the "u-turn" in your haiku, yet at the same time feel natural. I've heard some call haiku "the poetry of nouns" and you seem to get that as well. There is more power in simplicity, and to observe the things around you. Look forward to more!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 5/10/2013 9:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are just the sweetest guy....thanks....
  1. Date: 5/9/2013 7:23:00 PM
    I enjoyed your poem Donna...beautiful imagery...hugs

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 5/10/2013 9:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Im smiling Joseph...thanks....
  1. Date: 5/9/2013 3:04:00 PM
    - Well written Donna! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 5/9/2013 4:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anne Lise...
  1. Date: 5/9/2013 1:26:00 PM
    Is that you on the porch?...I'll bet it is. Love this haiku, Donna

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 5/9/2013 4:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yep...it's me...and these crazy guys would rather fight than eat! Dive bombing around my head while I try to sweep the porch...some gratitude for feeding them...ha!
  1. Date: 5/9/2013 11:24:00 AM
    a pleasant surprise during a chore.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 5/9/2013 4:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes..they are beautiful and entertaining!..thanks for stopping John...
  1. Date: 5/9/2013 8:33:00 AM
    "hovering hummingbirds" I can just picture it in my mind! You've got this haiku thing down pat my friend! Love ya dear Donna... hugs xoxox

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 5/9/2013 4:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Jack....yeah...just like little helicopters!!! Crazy little guys...like to fight...there are six places to eat at the feeder and they spend all their time fighting for one!..thanks for the nice word....still trying...
  1. Date: 5/9/2013 1:27:00 AM
    So spot on, donna... birds are lovely until they scatter their dirt, lol... shimmering 'ku.. so creative!..:) huggs

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 5/9/2013 4:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much nette .....:-)
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