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March Winds


A Calendar of Haiku - March

... a shepherds warning. Or is it a Welsh Dragon belching fire from the mountains! ...

Mistle Thrush sing from the Churchyard Yews on a blustery morning, in early March - the sky a fiery red just before sunrise.

 red skies - 
from wind-tossed trees,
stormcock sing

The photo is of an early morning sunrise, over the old Roman hill-fort of Dinas Dinorwic (the site of an earlier Iron Age settlement), taken from outside our kitchen window. I have digitally enhanced the contrast for a more dramatic effect.

First published in the Wales Haiku Journal - Spring 2019

The recording in this post is used here under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license. This and many more can be found at the excellent resource - Xeno-Canto

Next month - ‘April Morning’

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Alan Summers
February 13, 2020 11:17 am

Enjoying the post!

solitary snowdrop
in march snow

Alan Summers
Azami Special Edition ed. Merrill Ann Gonzales (Japan 1995)

I had to deliberately mention the name of the month directly as we often associate snow in December, and possibly January and February, in some of the UK. The event and haiku would have been submitted in the same year. I even remember fairly thick snow in April and May in different years.


Deborah Vass
February 13, 2020 1:44 pm

I think the Mistle Thrush might be my favourite bird. I sadly rarely see one now, but think they are such a noble bird.

February 18, 2020 8:22 pm

Good to be ahead of ourselves, sometimes! Guess there will be more winds!

April 2, 2020 9:32 am

Beautiful words and lovely recording of the Mistle Thrush. Thank you, Clive