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For the love of haiku – geese

I really like geese – feisty creatures who know their own importance. I’ve just finished a book in which a small flock of them have quite a large part, so I was really pleased that today’s prompt is goose.

Go to Carpe Diem for some lovely haiku.

This topic ties in with one of my passing questions today – do this year’s creatures, birds and other animals, wonder why the nice warm summer has stopped?

The young geese take wing;
follow their elders southward.
Do they know why?


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17 thoughts on “For the love of haiku – geese

  1. I agree in saying that the geese have a natural instinct and know what to do and why…another great haiku! 🙂


  2. AH.. that was a great question… but maybe they got cold feet


  3. 4joyjoanne on said:

    they’ll figure it out when they get there….


  4. I asked geese questions too. It is a marvel.


    • Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could understand their answers? After migrating for thousands of miles they must have so much knowledge of different places. Thank you for your comment and for sharing the marvel of birds.


  5. magicalmysticalteacher on said:

    Do they have to know why? 😉

    Three Dens with Geese


  6. Awesome respons on goose … I think birds and animals know instinctively that summer is over.


  7. Does anyone really know why anything happens? Very nice haiku.


    • Thank you for your comment. I think you may be right – the ‘why’ may be beyond our understanding or maybe just hidden. As humans we tend to fill in the gaps, but we could be quite wrong in our answers to questions like ‘Why?’.


  8. lovely ku again! the birds trust their natural instinct , me think, besides that they are our messengers when the seasons are ready to change.
    groetjes, Francina


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