Birds, Songs, and Longings

As we near the lake,
geese arc over the water,
honking a greeting.
Settling on her nest
at the water’s edge, a duck
keeps her egg clutch warm.
Rippling mountain stream,
who composed the song you sing?
Surely not the crow!
Drifting and gliding
over the ocean’s surface,
seagulls hunt for fish.
Midwinter longing—
if I had wings like a dove,
I’d fly far away.


Haiku © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher


Posted on February 26, 2021, in 5-7-5, haiku, Haiku My Heart, Poets & Storytellers United, The Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #1 (2/26/21): MMT’s latest haiku #sequence!

  2. i am waiting for you to publish your award winning book of haiku!!!

  3. I’m embarrassed to say I didn’t know you had written a book of haiku. I’d love to read it after you publish it. As for today haikus, I’m standing by the water’s edge enjoying the sights!!! Have a grand weekend!!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Oh, there’s no book, Cathy, so you haven’t missed anything.

      On Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 9:47 AM Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  4. Oh each one is special in its own way, but the mountain stream….I can hear it. And like your words, I do not believe it was the crow who composed its song. Its far too gentle and beautiful for the raucous crow. More like a chorus of sweet backyard songbirds, or perhaps, when it reaches a rocky area, the mountain loon.

  5. Have a nice weekend
    4 is my favourite the hunting sea gulls

    much love…

  6. Dear MMT, I heard… that crow did actually have a part in mountain stream’s song… love these, all of them!

  7. Great haiku’s MMT, I especially like the midwinter longing… oh how I wish for sunshine and Spring to come. It will make the world looks more happy and positive

  8. All are wonderful ~ hard to pick a favorite ~

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. Beautiful haiku set MMT. Love it! The beauty of haiku poems are not being not restricted to substance subjects and directions making them so versatile!


  10. correction… ‘are not being restricted to substance…’

  11. Great set of Haiku. I’ve always been envious of birds and their skill at flying. Sitting in a lump of metal hoping it doesn’t crash is no real comparison!

  12. Beverly Crawford

    Your vignettes are like a string of fine pearls!

  13. I, too, would fly away… elsewhere must be warmer.

  14. These are wonderful Teach! Haiku can say so much…

  15. Perfect title, perfectly expressed in this faultless series.

  16. Lovely visuals summed up with how many feel in midwinter.

  17. All those bird haikus! So lovely!

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