a bird’s serenade
from among the coneflowers,
trills out for his mate.
© Susan Joy Clark 2021
This haiku was written for Ronovan Writes haiku challenge in which he asks us to use synonyms of song and chirp.
The bird in the photo is the American Goldfinch, which is, by the way, the state bird in New Jersey where I live. I remember learning that fact in grade school. Years later, I saw a lot of these colorful birds at my dad’s bird feeders which he filled with nigel seed, a favorite with finches. Dad no longer keeps up with the bird feeding, but I still spotted a goldfinch this season in the shrubbery.
Just for fun, here is the soundtrack of a goldfinch’s song.