One edge
hanging over the mountain--
the Milky Way

---Shiki
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early morning sound
exodus geese
swim streams cool air

2 comments:

Alan Summers said...

That's a fantastic line:
exodus geese

early morning sound
exodus geese
swim streams cool air


I really like those first two lines, but I got a bit lost in the last line.

I found this quote on the web:

When the sun heats the earth, some areas heat up more than others, depending on the nature of the surface.

This causes the air above the surfaces to rise, producing a strong current of air, even though on the ground everything may appear quite still.

These updrafts, called "thermals," are doughnut-shaped bubbles of hot air and have been known to rise to heights of 10,000 feet (3 kilometers).

Another way an updraft is produced is when the wind strikes a hill or a mountain.

The wind is forced up the mountainside, and this air movement continues past the mountaintop.

When a bird finds an updraft that is rising at a faster rate than the bird would be descending, it can "ride" on it, usually circling as it goes, to stay within the rising air.

Like a sail, the outstretched wings catch the updraft.

Thus birds can gain altitude with virtually no effort.

This type of flight is called "soaring."


Alan

Beloved Haiku Dreams said...

Thank you Alan. Yes I know heat rises but for the poem's sake I made them swim in stream of cool autumn air
I am glad you liked most of it.


love-Melanie