Birding in the Mississippi Delta - Jianqing Zheng

1

spring daybreak

a cardinal’s twitter

sparklingly red

 

2

morning walk

imitating a mockingbird

for its reply

 

3

flyfishing

a startled coot skims

across the pond

 

4

a wren’s cheerful tone

up on a leafless twig

a spot of sunlight

 

5

caw of a crow

a tinge of nightfall

overhead

 

6

thick fog

honking of passing geese

over the river

 

7

after rain

blackbirds’ hubbub

back on the treetop 

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