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.

12 comments:

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

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

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

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

    thanks,
    Jason
    natural gas compressor

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

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  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!

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  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. :)

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

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

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