jm 4a house compThe crows have followed. The blue jays.  The cardinals.  Voice calling to attention as footsteps sound toward and away from doors.  Penetrating closed windows and the background hum of the construction at the end of the block.  Dark shadows transforming into silhouettes on bare branches not yet convinced of the imminent arrival of spring.

Where is the hawk?

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new streets and sidewalks–
winter lingering, chilling–
robin’s morning song

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I recently moved 10 blocks north, a whole new blank slate to fill.

People think of cities as not-nature.  But the birds and trees tell me I’m home.


For NaPoWriMo Day 12 haibun prompt, and linked to dVerse prompt Urban Renewal.

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26 responses to “Home”

  1. rivrvlogr says :

    Old friends.

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  2. merrildsmith says :

    Lovely, Kerfe. I’m glad the birds have followed.

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  3. krstaten says :

    This is wonderful. I love the idea of describing the often-ignored nature of a city.

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  4. Frank Hubeny says :

    Nature’s all around. I like those branches not yet convinced of spring.

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  5. charlotteash says :

    You are so right, Kerfe. Nature is all around us in the city. You just have to look. This is gorgeous, as always. ❤️

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  6. jillys2016 says :

    Stirring pictures and your words are perfectly in time with the rhythm of the birds in the city. They are ever a reminder that we simply borrow the space we use. So glad you shared this!

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  7. Sharon Mann says :

    So Lovely, the birds always welcome us home. I love our stitches on paper, they thrill me!

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  8. Suzanne says :

    I like the way the rhythmic lines in your art work echo rhythm of your words – they could also be maps of the lines of flight of the birds. 🙂

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  9. Jane Dougherty says :

    Ten blocks north, twenty blocks south, the birds don’t care as long as there are trees and enough to eat. I love their rainbow-coloured footprints.

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