Friday, February 05, 2010

humphed tattie-bogle
syne sappie daundie:
hern the muckle guiser




hunched ragamuffin
then sleek dandy:
heron the great mummer

8 comments:

  1. haha...but this had me take the dictionary....worth it...thanks for the laugh, John :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  2. __So often these birds are un-seen... just for that reason you've so aptly exposed!

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  3. Are there 13 ways of looking at a heron?

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  4. Nice haiku John. "tattie-bogle" sounds amazing!

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  5. and... :


    zen garden

    covered with snow:

    zen garden

    --

    john mcdonald (Edinburgh, Scotland)
    Mainichi, Febr. 6 2010

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  6. If it is what I read, I smile. If it is, what comes in my mind after a while: a striking biography.

    Best wishes
    Ralf

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  7. interesting capture of moods; i had to do a dictionary check for 'mummer'; got me a new word

    much love
    gillena

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