Natural Instincts (Haiku)

by Ingrid de Klerck   Aug 11, 2015


Grooming her feathers
dove obeying nature's laws
mates with next in line.

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  • 6 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    Wow, a vibrant piece about a dove's course of action! This subject is so unique. Great job!

  • 2 years ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    You described a dove so well in a few words.I love doves and to me they are symbolizing peace.Elegant and sweet write

  • 2 years ago

    by PETER EDWARDS

    Another short but well written piece, saying much, but in just a few words. Well done! Good writing.

  • 2 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Brought a smile to my face the end of this. Excellent little piece. Well done. And congrats on this week's HM!

  • 2 years ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Hello Ingrid,

    Lovely neat little package here...

    Grooming her feathers
    ^
    In three words you have painted a picture of a female bird preening herself. This form is about creating lasting images and you have done so in the first line.

    dove obeying nature's laws
    ^
    This line tells me which breed of bird. A dove - well there is all sorts of symbolism with this breed - biblical and of course a bird symbolizing peace. I do not think though this is the message you are portraying. This female Dove is acting as intended. Programmed by mother nature to preen and groom. Well, we know that there are necessary oils secreted from glads into the feathers to keep them healthy and to resist water. In this line I wonder what will be the 'ah ha' moment in the last line.

    mates with next in line.
    ^
    Alright, I was not expecting that. This line suggests that this grooming is a mating ritual. Next in line seems to mean that there are a line of male Doves waiting for similar attention. If that is so I am coming back in the next life as a Dove?

    Great little Gem Ingrid.

    (((hugs)))