Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Zen of Duck Watching

There is so much Nature around us here in the middle of the City. Yes, its true, they did pave paradise and put up a parking lot, but turns out paradise is a stronger opponent then we initially thought. After all, a little plant bursting thru the cracks of a sidewalk, has only one mission- LIFE! And that's a pretty ahsum force!

I watched this duck pedaling his way thru a break in the ice, towards open water. His determination inspired me to procrastinate and write a haiku. Travis joined me and then there were two. Feel free to write your own in the comment section, you may win something! Here are ours:

Above, cold white light
An opening in the way
My toes are freezing

Icy waters hard
Breaking thru carving struggling
Shitting where I eat


jomamma said...

Brrr cold water,
I was going south,
Tail feathers frozen.

That's probably wrong, I can' remember the rules of writing a haiku. I love T's last line.

Travis and Maggie said...

Nice J. the rhythym is 5-7-5. we realized during this process T has a gift for last lines

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

Ok, I really pretty much hate poetry but these are GREAT!!!

Anonymous said...

Human looking at me
Damn this water is freezing
Go away human