Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane by Teri DC
Sandhill Crane, a photo by Teri DC on Flickr.
Early one morning when I went out for a walk, the first thing I heard was Sandhill cranes croaking off in the distance.
I immediately wrote the Haiku in my mind:

That unearthly croak
Floats across the autumn sky
Sandhill cranes on wing

And then painted the crane on pre-painted paper.
Never know when inspiration will hit you.


  1. So elegant and ethereal Teri. The poem too!

  2. Thank you Paula. I'm so happy you said that as it strikes me the same way.

  3. The haiku captures it as well as the gorgeous sketch!

  4. wow...really nice poem. it interest me to think and encourage me to write something. cool.

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  5. Wow.. lucky you to see one of those and you did it justice with the drawing and words. :)

  6. Love this piece, Teri! Your choice of sky colors and the elegance of the crane really sing. I'm in awe that you can whip out a haiku so quickly! Wonderful!

  7. Thanks so much everyone. We can hear those cranes almost all summer, one of the benefits of living in a rural area. Their sounds really stir something in my soul.
    Sometimes those Haiku words just spill out of me. I must be thinking in 5-7-5 syllables. :)

  8. Beautiful... I can hear the melody!!!

  9. I was searching for Crane Haiku's and found your Haiku and painting.
    Just one word - WOW-


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