Haiku: Sweet Starling

starling on the ledge of a wooden birdfeeder looking at the camera

sweet starling
how many hearts
fly with you

© Xenia Tran

EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2018

starling eating peanuts from a birdfeeder

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

We are delighted that the above haiku and Floating Swan appear in EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2018 – Year of the Bird. A very big thank you to Jim Kacian and the Haiku Foundation for featuring my poems and putting this beautiful edition together.

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Author: Tranature - quiet moments in nature

The stories, poems and photographs on Tranature are the original creative work of Xenia Tran, inspired by the natural surroundings of the Scottish Highlands.

18 thoughts on “Haiku: Sweet Starling”

    1. Thank you Laurie, I believe they are more loved here in Scotland. They are always polite around our garden feeders and their feathers are so lovely :o) xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Cathy ☺ We have a few starlings that visit our garden with their backs cloaked in golden hearts. The murmurations are amazing! ☺💖 xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, I hope you will be able to get a picture soon! 🤗💖🐦


    1. Thank you Ken, I have heard that starlings were not welcome when they were introduced to the US as a non-native bird. They are native birds here and much loved. Through the image and the haiku I am referring to the proliferation of golden hearts on the bird’s back 💖

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