Haiku: Sweet Starling


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


sweet starling
how many hearts
fly with you

ยฉ Xenia Tran


starling eating peanuts from a birdfeeder

We are delighted this haiku appears (without the photographs) in EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2018 and wish you all a very happy World Haiku Day!

With love, Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.


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

17 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 โ˜บ We have a few starlings that visit our garden with their backs cloaked in golden hearts. The murmurations are amazing! โ˜บ๐Ÿ’– 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! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿฆ


    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 ๐Ÿ’–

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