Monday Morning #Haiku 139 & 140 — Brush Pile


Dead pile of sticks
masks inner community:
toads, insects, spiders.

Brush pile tangle
haven for songbirds to feast;
no hawks admitted.

Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. When stuck for words, she sketches or paints instead. She's into nature conservation, sustainability, gardening, dogs, natural health, and reading. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

13 thoughts on “Monday Morning #Haiku 139 & 140 — Brush Pile”

  1. Several years ago, when we started our urban farm, we almost took our brush pile to the garbage center…until I did some reading and found that pile to be a universe for little critters. Now the pile is five times the size it once was. 🙂 Loved the haiku!

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    1. I’ve put in a request for Mister to have a brush pile in our garden, as well as at our allotment. He was just about to have a huge bonfire at the latter. No sticks allowed on it now — just the invasive weeds. As I see it, the more songbirds that are encouraged to visit, the more snails, slugs, and vegetable-destroying beetles will get eaten. Glad you loved the haiku 🙂
      PS My brain is working this week, so the guest post should get written. Have been getting the boring promo stuff out of the way today.


    1. Thank you 🙂 Yes, I hope they’ll survive, too. It has been fairly mild where I live, with only a dusting of snow once but mostly the temperature has been above freezing, apart from when my heating broke down between Christmas and the New Year D: My geraniums are still managing to produce new flowers!


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