Hide and Seek – Trifextra Week 83

This weekend, the Trifecta team’s Trifextra challenge asks us to take a trip back in time to our school days, and write a haiku, on any subject.

I’ve spent this week in the fabulous countryside of Ceredigion (mid-Wales), and have been inspired. This afternoon, we watched red kites descend on the lake at Bwlch Nant Yr Arian, which is a nature reserve managed by the Forestry Commission and the RSPB (a charity dedicated to the care and conservation of bird life in the UK).

Anyway, here is my haiku – I do enjoy trying to convey feelings, thoughts and ideas in such a limited number of syllables (5-7-5).

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bird soars high above

mists gather, blanket on trees

 mouse hides, small secret



38 thoughts on “Hide and Seek – Trifextra Week 83

  1. Nice images and great last line. If you haven’t found her already check out @lordfanny1723 on Twitter. She lives in Wales. One of the best 5-7-5 haiku writers out there.

  2. Does the mouse not hide from the possibilities of being eaten by the bird? The secret must be how delicious he tastes! And I thought it was difficult making a story out of 33 words…your thirteen made for a very visually and beautiful work!

  3. I really, really like haiku with ‘distance’ in it, really do. Distance also gives the polar opposites so strong in a haiku. You reached that here, so well – as you know you have! Focusing into the small secret – very nice indeed.

    1. Oh, thank you! I just imagined myself looking down on the red kites, looking down on the mouse. And as I was using my camera quite a bit, I zoomed in on the action metaphorically as well. I’m glad you enjoyed it so much 🙂

  4. love it! Although I’m a huge fan of hawks, falcons, and other birds of prey…this time I’m cheering for the mouse!

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