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Morning Stillness



In morning stillness
Sharp cry of Osprey pierces
Darkness slowly lifts

In response to CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI: Carpe Diem Special #216 Patricia Donegan’s “lean into the wind”

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

5 thoughts on “Morning Stillness

  1. Great sound effect here!


  2. So many details of the photo and the haiku hang together so well. Would never have guessed I would like a photo with a solid black quadrant, but it works with the last line. Stillness combines with tense anticipation thruout. Looks like the osprey (the same bird seen near the top of the photo?) will fly off to get a sashimi breakfast any second now.

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  3. Thank you Mellow! Patrick has mentioned my fondness for using black, negative space as being a bit unconventional. I have no formal training so I just fly by the seat of my pants and go with what an image makes me feel.
    And thank you for noticing the Osprey!

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  4. Wonderful poem and beautiful photo. 😊

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