Weapons and Three Blackbirds

For though we live in the world we are not carrying on a worldly war, for the weapons of our warfare are not worldly, but have divine power to destroy strongholds.

Second Corinthians 10:3-4, Revised Standard Version

who can understand
the subtle ways of blackbirds—
a red plum ripens
~~ ~~ ~~
for the long journey
one tattered blackbird feather
as a talisman
~~ ~~ ~~
at the break of day
filling an empty white cup
with the blackbird’s song

Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Weapon”

Posted on January 24, 2018, in 5-7-5, Midweek Motif, Poets United and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Lisa at Greenbow

    No bird song here yet. It won’t be long because I did hear a note or two.

  2. What a captivating collection..it really sang off the page

  3. Superb! A a h love the empty white cup’s gradual filling up….Most beautiful blackbird poems…

  4. Wow! Subtle, amazing, beautiful.

  5. Beautiful indeed and sing they do.
    Love the last especially.
    Anna :o]

  6. I had a blackbird in my garden one that was quite happy to eat out of my hand but when it’s mate was around refused to acknowledge our acquaintance. She knew how to keep our affair safe!

  7. Lovely blackbird images……I especially love the cup of song!

  8. kaykuala

    at the break of day
    filling an empty white cup
    with the blackbird’s song

    Clever way of saying it MMT, of how to make a fantastic entry by flaunting lots of beautiful dressing of a chic lady (hopefully a credible interpretation)


  9. Powerful quotation indeed. Yes! 🙂

  10. Lovely collection of haiku!

  11. Love all of these! Especially the last one.

  12. Thanks so for the reminder and the three beauties.

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