Whooshing of wings flap
In the early morning air
Constant quacking breaks silence
Too numerous to count
Snowbirds have returned with a splash
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Grace is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight and has prompted us with form
I am not familiar with.
The Wayra (Quechua - wind) is a popular verse form of Peru and Bolivia. It appears it originated in an indigenous Quechua language but has found its way into Spanish literature. It is a short syllabic verse form.
The elements of the Wayra are:
1.a pentastich, a poem in 5 lines.
Plus we are to incorporate onomatopoeia!
So nice to have them returning… here they have all left.
Yes, it’s a wonderful sight when they come back ☺️
Snowbirds, the feathered variety, the human kind. Love where you went with the challenge, Christine.
Thanks dear Helen. I prefer the feathered variety 🤣❤️
That’s lovely, Christine! 💞😊
Thanks Punam ☺️💕
My pleasure. 😊
Here comes the noisy snowbirds, smiles. Love this one!
Thanks Grace. They are delightful. I love the sound when they shake their wings. Little flapping sessions all day long. It’s a soothing sound. Now the quacking is a different story 😊
I saw your picture of the pochards and thought it could easily be captioned, “a family of wayra,” you’ve made the form fit the subject so well, capturing sound and sight in raucous joy. A joy to read, Christine.
Oh you’re so sweet Dora! Thank you. We got the Pochards last year and are hoping to see them again this year. We get White Pelicans in February. Beautiful to watch them fish. ☺️
This is such a stunning write, Christine! 💝💝 I can hear the “constant quacking,” breaking the silence 🙂
Thank you Sanaa. You’re so sweet 🥰💕
We did both describe similar scenes. Lovely!
We have a lot of geese here that stay all year.
Thank you Merril. It is such a pleasure to have these wonderful guests. ☺️💕
You’re welcome. 💙
A beautiful scene..
Thank you Ain. ☺️
🙂 beautiful 🙂
Thanks David! ☺️
Lovely poem Christine
Thanks Sadje dear ☺️💕
You’re welcome my friend