Dead pile of sticks
masks inner community:
toads, insects, spiders.
Brush pile tangle
haven for songbirds to feast;
no hawks admitted.
Love the line ‘masks inner community’
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Thanks, Lucy 🙂
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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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.
An Eco-system in and of itself!
Thank you, Dale 🙂 Yes, indeed, we need to nurture and protect ecosystems such as these at all times!
Love your haiku 🙂 Hope all the critters survive the winter.
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!
Sweet haikus! The imagery is perfect and they made me smile! Hawks not admitted…tee hee. I love the idea of the inner community, too. So sweet and so fun!
Thank you. I like to make people smile 🙂
Love this! 🙂
I love the two sides of the story Sarah – the haven for the miniature community and then the feast (and haven) for the birds.
Thank you, Andrea. I know you’re into all these different communities and havens in nature. I actually thought of you when I wrote these two haiku 🙂
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