Crazy Bird


This crazy cowbird has been dancing on my window sill for the past four day or more. He sees himself in the glass and fluffs out his feathers to show he is boss. He does it most of the day. Once in a while he goes to the feeder to eat and comes right back. If we chase him away. He comes right back. I think he must be a little neurotic! This is my Haikia for Frank Tassone’s poetry challenge using the word warm.

Silly Little bird

Still strutting across my window

Mirage in clear glass


Emotions rising with warm spring

Runway sill for strutting ‘round


Narcissistic bird

Never tires of mirrored face

Loves his own image


Can’t seem to get past it

Perhaps warm hormones now flow


Self-indulgent bird

Where are your fine feathered friends

No future staring at one’s self


No warmth to be found in glass

No sweet feathered mate appears


Photos: Dwight L. Roth

Written for Frank Tassone’s Haikai challenge using the word warm as our prompt.

#Haikai Challenge #29 (4/14/18): warm (atataka)…#haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga


*This is the first edition of this crazy cowbird…




31 thoughts on “Crazy Bird

  1. Seems your crow is perhaps under some enchantment?
    I have raven, crackle, tri and bi wing color crow at my feeder.
    Only a few times have some smaller birds (never crows or their kin) ‘crashed’ into my ‘picture’ window.
    They fall stunned on the porch roof below it. And after a rest -fly away.

    As for renga…I know one is suppose to tag team them… but I write the whole verse myself. But then I’ve always been a rebel with following any instructions.

    I’ve bookmarked your place. Seems you have some water in your yard too… I have a creek at the far end of the back yard. A wonderful place to sit – if it ever does warm up (this year). Cheers, Jules

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  2. Pingback: #Haikai Challenge #30 (4/21/18): Earth… #Haiku #Senryu #Haibun #Tanka #Haiga #Renga – Frank J. Tassone

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