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Before the Rain (A Haiku)

By Joyce Jacobo

[Author’s Note: During the last few days, my countryside home has been blessed with rain and a few surprises. On the first day, I saw a pair of hawks lock talons and spiral downwards a bit, right before a rain and thunderstorm really got underway. What are some of the instances where you can remember being pleasantly surprised by something, such as witnessing a double rainbow (perhaps) or having an unfamiliar but friendly kitty come up to you for a cuddle?]

A young hawk couple

perform their love dance

as thunder crackles


27 thoughts on “Before the Rain (A Haiku)

  1. Wonderful piece, Joyce. Love it. My husband and I were chatting in our patio last week and just when we made a decision on something we were contemplating , two hawks flew right over our heads. They were spectacular.💕

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    1. Thank you. Have you ever seen the courtship ritual of hawks, by the way? They spiral downwards with their talons locked, and then fly away. I’m still not sure if that’s what I saw, exactly, because it was so brief, but it looked like it could have been.

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      1. Dear Joyce Jacobo,

        Thank you very much for composing a haiku for my avian kind! In other words, thank you for featuring my avian colleagues so commendably through the fruitful results of your poem. Well done!

        In return, I would like to respond and resonate with your haiku as follows:

        See SoundEagle🦅 soars
        Above the city and trees,
        Riding the thermals.

        You are cordially invited to come and fly alongside SoundEagle in the following special post that can resonate with the (embodied, corporeal and/or transcendental) Imagery and Impression as well as Being and Feeling of soaring like an eagle, whether symbolically, intellectually, aesthetically or spiritually, so that you may imagine yourself gliding above the city and tree canopies:

        At this post, you will definitely see SoundEagle🦅 soaring in the sky! In addition, please turn on your finest speakers or headphones, as the said post will be playing music to you automatically for about two minutes.

        Please enjoy!

        Yours sincerely,

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