The Death of Orange–Friday Poetically


Sunset at Porto Covo, west coast of Portugal C...

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The Death of Orange

A male oriole
lay lifeless.
Flaming sunset paused.

Linked to Friday Poetically: http://onestoppoetry.com

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14 thoughts on “The Death of Orange–Friday Poetically

  1. trisha says:

    a sad scene.

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  2. Luke Prater says:

    Jesu Christi I love this. I know I saw its birth on the Group colour thread, but I could read it over and over. Rarely see so much in so few words. 13 syllables… the mass of mediocre ‘haiku’ writers should take a leaf out of your book

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  3. klrs09 says:

    Ooooh, that was beautiful. and sad.

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  4. ALIVE aLwaYs says:

    nice shot at the stillness of a sunset, as evident in the beautiful picture.

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  5. john says:

    nice haiku play on sunset and the birds plumage

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  6. I love sunsets, the moment of a sunset paused …beautiful!

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  7. Bodhirose says:

    I love this haiku, Victoria. Powerful–that the sunset would pause–if only for a brief moment. Beautiful photo with such fiery orange.

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  8. moondustwriter says:

    The sadness lingers like the sun’s rays in the picture
    Nice haiku

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  9. A brilliant haiku. I loved the color of your words as well as the accompaning art. Super.

    http://henryclemmonspoet.blogspot.com/2011/06/half-ness-friday-poetically.html

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  10. jgavinallan says:

    Victoria—the picture—the words—so calming. So lovely…it reminds me of my first sunset in California…lovely…oh I said that.

    Jaye

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  11. hedgewitch says:

    Synchronicity indeed.

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  12. claudia says:

    wow – the sunset pausing in honor for one bird’s life and we just keep running and running – no matter what catastrophes happen around us…this is strong victoria

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  13. brian says:

    evocative…that the heavens would pause for the life of just one bird…as if there is ‘just one’ anything…each special indeed…i like this…

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