Ladybird, ladybird (One Deep Breath)

25 Jun

Ladybird, ladybird

Originally uploaded by egret’s nest.

Ladybird fly home
Your gossamer wings will hold
against the strong wind


Your children are safe
Relax now


nine black spots
adorn your red back

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10 Responses to “Ladybird, ladybird (One Deep Breath)”

  1. Regina Clare Jane 26 June, 2007 at 6:15 am #

    Ladybugs- how precious… I love when one lands on you. It’s supposed to be good luck.
    A beautiful picture and series of haiku’s…

  2. plain foolish 26 June, 2007 at 6:48 am #

    I like the different take on the children’s chant… nice. Also, just focusing in on the one ladybug – so elegant.

  3. Clare 26 June, 2007 at 7:56 am #

    Very nice!! I especially like the third one with the black spots on her back!

  4. polona 26 June, 2007 at 10:16 am #

    i love ladybirds. very nice!

  5. Sandy 26 June, 2007 at 12:50 pm #

    Oh, I like them! Hadn’t seen many of these yet this year.

  6. Patricia (a/k/a Roswila) 26 June, 2007 at 1:19 pm #

    Really like that first one.

  7. Rae Trigg 26 June, 2007 at 4:51 pm #

    I like the way you use the imagery from the children’s nursery rhyme. I am reminded of the ladybugs that seem to appear like magic every summer, no matter what apartment we live in (they seem to follow us …).

  8. Quietpaths 27 June, 2007 at 7:07 am #

    Lady bugs are scarce this year it seems. Lovely set of poems. I really like the last one.

  9. jem 28 June, 2007 at 3:51 am #

    I remember the ‘house on fire, children’ nursery rhyme!

    I once wrote a haiku in response –

    the ladybird
    wears the colours of a whore
    not a housewife

    Great stuff, they are creatures of such inspiration.

  10. Patois 28 June, 2007 at 8:03 am #

    What a fun take on the prompt. I must say that I’ve enjoyed reading everyone’s haiku. (Not to imply that I don’t always enjoy them, but they’re particularly fun today.)

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