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A Hummingbird Haiku

Updated on August 31, 2016
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Paula has freelanced for nearly 40 years. She has a passion for her forte of Behavioral Science & continuing education in this field.

The Delicate Hummingbird
The Delicate Hummingbird
Kissing a sweet Flower
Kissing a sweet Flower
Wings of Love
Wings of Love

The Hummingbird is

So small and so beautiful

She sings a sweet song




As friendships in life

She flutters so high and low

And stays not for long




Sadly sings, "Adieu"

When often she must fly far

But still she loves you.




Do not shed a tear

Her wings will sprout again soon

She'll stay awhile then




Think of this each day

And you will see a new sky

Holding her for you.




The hummingbird is a fascinating feathered friend that can entertain us in a peaceful & pleasant way. Just being outdoors and watching this petite bird fluttering around a feeder in your yard is a calming experience. Their gracefulness and colorful variety seem to attract any curious individual.

I have added a video below so that you can have the pleasure of seeing these lovely creatures in action. Enjoy!









A Beautiful sight to see

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    Paula 5 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Dragging my handful of Poetry down from the attic in honor of "National Poetry Month."

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    Paula 23 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Oh heavens Au fait....I'm not a poet by any stretch. I've fooled around and wrote a few, just for variety. You're too kind.

    I LOVE watching the birds, squirrels (we have Geese too. A Mama goose with her babies paddle down the creek) and the cutest little chipmunk that darts back & forth across the yard. He's always alone....no others with him. Must live in a bachelor pad under the deck! Butterflies and humming birds are my favorite. There's also a mean old Mr. Snapping Turtle who sits in the sun on a big rock in the middle of the creek. He hates it when we walk around down there...LOL (my grandkids & I)

    Oh gosh....racoons galore & deer. The coyotes don't come anywhere near the edge of the woods. That's fine with me (and my cat!)

    Our woodpeckers have done a real number on my redwood deck. They tap out holes everywhere! LOL... Good thing I appreciate nature and love animals...eh?

    Thanks for the visit. You're the best. Peace, Paula

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    C E Clark 23 months ago from North Texas

    It is a lot of work to feed humming birds. Years ago I used to put tons of feed out for every kind of bird and the squirrels and we even had possums and raccoons coming to visit. I kept the feeders full and fresh water available all the time.

    Goldfinches are interesting to watch and the interaction between them all, birds, squirrels, etc., was interesting. We had a ladder back woodpecker, fairly large, and it would listen to one of the mouthy birds yap at it for about a minute at the longest and then it would rap that smaller bird on the head a few times with it's hammer beak. I got the impression the smaller bird was hassling the woodpecker. I really miss all my birds and little animals. They were always fun to watch.

    I don't know how I missed this haiku. Didn't realize you were a poet, too. I've only written one poem and it's included in my article about wolf and warf spiders. Seems like there isn't anything you can't do and do well, Paula, and that's great. Enjoyed your little video too.

    I have only a little while most days to answer comments and/or write, and that is why it takes me a while to get to everything sometimes. I'm sure you have a life apart from HP and things you must tend to before worrying about HP. I know you'll answer when you can. Hope you're having a good day . . .

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    Michael-Milec 2 years ago

    Thank you, thank you so much Paula, ~your reply is one of those helping me to reestablish once badly damaged self-confidence.

    May the Lord bless and protect you.

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    Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Michael...You are special and such a pleasure to know. I love the sweet way you describe your thoughts & feelings......Thank you for visiting my Haiku!..........Peace, Paula

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    Michael-Milec 2 years ago

    Hello fpherj48

    indeed enjoy-able both the Haiku as well as entertaining video. One line though 'do not shed a tear ' caused just opposite as I was envisioning a last fall picture of one 'left behind' - calling ( her ?) "he" who was during all season frequent visitor both on the feeder as well as on the flowers planted special for hummingbirds. ' He ' stayed in the area well past their departure time from our area ( last week in September), I was feeding him, bringing inside the feeder to melt a frozen water, just to note that on the first snowy day he never came back..."Thinking of this..." waiting to see the first one back again, in my mind it will be the same, wiping away my tear and we will have a happy new season.

    On your masterpiece haiku voting up and beautiful.

    Peace with us.

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    Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Hey!!! What's that you just dropped on my floor!?.......Tweet tweet, chirp chirp, Kaw-Kaw, Quack quack.......this is the only bird language i know.

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    Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

    Fluttering by to say hello to my Effer! :)

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    Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Thank you Nithya.....This was my very first attempt with Haiku. I always try to put forth an effort to try most things at least once. I appreciate your visit!

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    Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

    Beautiful haiku about Humming birds, lovely pictures. Enjoyed reading and voted up.

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    Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    I can definitely SEE that you do!! tweet tweet to you too!

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    Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

    Tweet, Tweet ... Have I told you that I love hummingbirds and birthdays? Party on, Effer!

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    Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    LOL, Deborah! That sneaky little bird! Thank you so much.......I appreciate all the sweet wishes!

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    Deborah Neyens 3 years ago from Iowa

    A little bird told me it was your birthday. Hope you have a fabulous day!

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    Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Linda Sue

    Melanie &

    Audrey

    Ladies....You're a TRIO of sweetness! Thank you for the wishes......It's not too late to get together and celebrate together!! Start out now, we'll meet in the middle somewhere!! Hugs to all of you!!

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    Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

    Beautiful Effer - Have a glorious birthday. Wish I could take you out to celebrate. Big hugs to you!

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    Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

    Happy Birthday Paula! Yeah! lol!

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    Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

    Happy Birthday to my favorite Effer!!! XOXO

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    Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

    I'm jealous. They are so beautiful.

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    Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Totally awesome! Thank you. I know I'm going to have to try this.

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    Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

    Here you go Effer. It's not the same video I watched, actually much more interesting! http://youtu.be/5qvbGWm6gmg

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    Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    sujaya

    perl

    harish

    wendy

    I thank all of you for your interest in my haiku......Hummingbirds are loved by all. They are so sweet & delicate & unique! Have a wonderful day. Peace, Paula

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    Wendy Krick 3 years ago from Maryland

    very pretty.

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    Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Audrey....Hello! This is old, actually, written 20 months ago. I believe Linda Sue recently shared it. Thank you so much for the nice compliment. I love Hummingbirds too...and have a feeder just off my back deck. They are adorable little birds.

    Poetry never really interested me, much to my Dad's dismay. He wrote positively exquisite poems, songs, etc......a total Romantic. I was a rough, tough, scuff 'em up Tom boy.

    Before joining HP, I did not even know what "Haiku," meant. This is my first and last attempt.......except I think I did Sunshine's Birthday tribute is in Haiku form......

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    Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

    Recently I watched a video of Hummingbird, it is such a sweet lovely bird and its wings are just awesome ! You have written a beautiful poem, Paula. Loved reading it and enjoyed and I recalled that video of Hummingbird.

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    Purple Perl 3 years ago from Bangalore,India

    Beautiful!

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    sujaya venkatesh 3 years ago

    birds hv made u hum fp

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    Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

    I have humming birds galore all summer long. They are my favorite bird and THIS is my favorite haiku. Where did this come from? I've wanted to do this for a long time but nothing comes to me.

    You are so gifted my precious friend. Have you written more? I would love to read them. You must create more of these magnificent wonders.

    Please!!! Voted up and across and sharing. ~

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    John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

    haha, yeah damn peer pressure...God bless them.

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    Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Jodah....I was so indifferent to poetry when I first joined, I had never even heard of a haiku. My trusty side-kick, Sunshine of course, filled me in....and Wayne & Rick encouraged me to try some poetry.

    Gotta watch out for the "peer pressure" around here!! LOL

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    Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Nell...They're so pretty and small.....and the way they flutter is hypnotizing!

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    John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

    Hi fpherj48, I have always been in awe of hummingbirds and your haiku is wonderful. I have just written my first hub of haiku, and may be inspired to write more after reading this. Voted up.

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    Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

    I don't get to see hummingbirds over here, so just reading this was awesome Paula!

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    Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    How awesome! A hummingbird eating from a human's palm? Did the owners have it as a pet? I mean, like in a cage? I'm amazed that these sweet, delicate wild birds will interact with humans. I'd love to see that video...

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    Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

    I still haven't seen a hummingbird since the last time I told you I haven't, BUT I did see a video on Facebook of a hummingbird eating from the palm of it's owners hands. Awwww! I think it was a YouTube video. So cute!

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    Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    OK Susan...if I keep agreeing to your suggestions...I'll do nothing but write all day, everyday. If only I had that privilege.....OH, but it is enough to have the privilege of knowing sweet people like you!

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    Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    What a beautiful haiku!

    I love writing haiku's too but so many of mine are so sad and depressing.

    Have you written anymore? I'd love to read them. If you haven't you really should.

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    Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Well....aren't YOU my favorite person of the day!!!! :) LOL. Thank you. The day before writing it, I had to ask what a HAIKU is!

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    Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

    Couldn't tell it was your only, because it was very well crafted.

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    Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Thanks so much, Laurinzo......good to hear from you. Glad you enjoyed my one and only attempt at Haiku! :)

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    Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

    What beautiful haiku... and the images to boot!!!

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    Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    You crack me up, gf.....Thanks for coming by my lonely, quiet site......it's my own fault. I need to write. Aw shucks.....What's wrong with me??

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    Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

    It's been awhile since I visited your hummingbird haiku. I really, really want to see a hummingbird. I see lots of other birds...but, no hummingbird.

    In response to your post above...yes! :)

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    Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    A. C.......Thank you! I'm happy I could give you a break!

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    American_Choices 4 years ago from USA

    Superb! What a wonderful break you have provided for me today.

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    Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Wow...really? Thanks, gf!

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    Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

    One of my favorite haiku's ever!!!

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    Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Laurinzo...Thank you so much! Such Flattery. Now, I must confess. Before this Haiku, I did not even know WHAT a Haiku was. It could have been Chinese food, for all I knew.

    I'm big on challenges. I did this to simply see if I could. It was first of TWO, and I've done no others since. The only reason I wrote the second, was in Honor of" Sunshine625's" birthday, in June. Which of course, will run again this coming June, when I host her next HubBirthdayParty!......... I appreciate your visit.

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    Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

    Absolutely... undeniably fluid and beautiful... Wow!

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    Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    You are welcome to visit whenever you like Vinaya......My Hummingbirds were glad to see you!! :)

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    Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

    I came back for a second read. It feels wonderful to read these beautiful compositions.

    I hope you had a fantastic new year celebrations.

    Cheers

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    Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Thank you ! Thank you ! I appreciate it !!

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    IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

    i love it i love it so much! that was very beautiful!

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    Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Sunnie Day......I too, can watch the hummingbirds, drinking the nectar I leave for them....they are amazing little creatures....

    Sunshine.....You can come sit on my deck with me!!

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    Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

    Sunnie has hummingbirds on her porch! I want one! :)

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    Sunnie Day 4 years ago

    So beautiful fpher...and lovely...I watch the hummingbirds off my porch every morning and they never stop amazing me.

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    Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Well....fancy this....You are full of surprises, GF....Not only visiting me and my hummingbirds again, but sharing my hub! You are such a true gem!!

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    Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

    I love hummingbirds and haikus! A perfect hub to enjoy both! :)

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    Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Thanks, mrshoki......Go ahead...give it a try. I only dabble in a little poetry and obviously, haikus....Take care!

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    mrshoki 4 years ago from New Zealand

    Truly beautiful and very inspiring. I have never written poetry before but after reading this I just may have a go at writing something... Thank you!!

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    Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Thank you so much....they flutter beyond my deck, loving the nectar I put out for them.....so pretty and fascinating.

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    Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

    A beautiful bird and beautiful haiku's - thank you and voted up!

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    Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Thank you so much lyn......very glad you enjoyed my little haiku!

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    Lynda 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    I love hummingbirds - and I love this beautiful tribute!

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    Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Thank you Ryem.....Funny thing you mention the hummingbirds coming back to me. It was simple. I actually put nectar in their feeder!! LOL.

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    Ryem 5 years ago from Maryland

    This poetry is so beautiful and sweet. I hope the humming birds come back to you!!

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    Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    AWWWWW shucks, Rick...ya make me blush......but I don't know about more poetry from me...I don't think it's quite my cup o tea.......I keep forgetting to fill the feeder with nectar....my humming birds have left me a poison-pen note and told me to stick my haiku where the sun don't shine.........Thanks,PF!!

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    Poetic Fool 5 years ago

    Well, Paula! I am impressed! What a beautiful haiku and the photos are awesome. I love hummingbirds. They are about my favorite birds to watch. I wrote a hummingbird haiku as well but it pales compared to yours. I hope we get the pleasure of reading a lot more poetry from you. Voted up and more!

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    Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

    This was a beautiful and well presented haiku. Voted up and beautiful. Best wishes.

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    Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Thank you Vinaya......I appreciate your interest in my Hummingbird Haiku!!

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    Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

    I loved these pieces. Beautifully done.

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    Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

    Well look at you! Writing Haiku! Very good! WB

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    Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    HouseBuyersUS.......Thank you so much. Yes, they are a pretty bird and of course, unique......My hub has served to remind me to keep their feeder filled with nectar.........I've had numerous customer complaints lately!!! lol

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    HouseBuyersUS 5 years ago from Centreville, Virginia, USA

    Hi fpherj48...

    Nice hub on Hummingbird Haiku...it is a colorful and beautiful bird...

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    Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Thanks, Coge.....I just saw a little humminbird this morning......fluttering around my empty feeder! I don't think she was happy.

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    Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

    Very nicely done....I liked how you put this Haiku together....and who does not like hummingbirds...voted up and awesome.

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    Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    suzzycue.....You got my message!! Thank you! Must be true that great minds think alike!! lol

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    Susan Britton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    I love Hummingbirds and this is a great tribute to them. It paints a picture of motion, beauty, trust and love.

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    Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Thank you for recognizing how very "clever" and original I am, Michael!! LOL People say, "Duh," a lot to me.....

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    molometer 5 years ago

    Dooh! Sweet name for sugar birds lol

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    Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Why, Thank you, Alastar......I appreciate your visit..and I do believe you are correct about that "good medicine for the spirit," because they always make me smile and think Happy thoughts!

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    Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

    Charming haiku effer! So well it expresses the joy on seeing these delicate creatures of nature. Thinking of them is good medicine for the spirit.

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    Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    How lucky can a girl be? Two of my favorite guy-hubbers! lol.....Good to see you both!

    That's not a coincidence, alocsin.....I wrote this just for the hummingbird outside your window!

    Sugar birds? I hate to be corny, but that's a sweet name for a hummingbird.......I call them my little Flutter-babies. I'm glad this brightened your day, Molo..

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    molometer 5 years ago

    Hi Paula,

    This haiku is beautiful. I used to love watching the hummingbirds in my garden in Cape Town. Locally they call them sugar birds. Wish I could write Haiku like this. I'm just a tech head I guess. Each of us has our roles to play. Yours is to brighten or day. Thanks for sharing.

    All the appropriate votes cast.

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    alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

    Coincidentally, I'm looking at a hummingbird outside my window as I read this. Both text and image match. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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    Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    LADIES!!! Martie and Nell Rose......My South African and English friends........You are both so damned sweet and lovable I think my next haiku will be about you!! Thank you so much. I always enjoy seeing you both! Aries women are soooooo awesome!

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    Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

    lol! no we don't have them over here, apart from special places like Kew Gardens, such a shame I would love to see one!

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    Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa

    I often see Hummingbirds in my garden - but I am always too late to take photo's.

    As I am always the last one to arrive at a hub.

    My dear co-Aries, Paula the Prettiest, these poems of yours are vivid and profound and you KNOW I love you too.

    Hugs to you and yours :)

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    Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Maria.....You may be the only person I know, who can combine, English, red neck twang and French in one comment...and get away with it!! LOL

    Jeez........You even know Butter Pecan is one of my top 2 favorites!!

    Nell Rose......Hi there! Jools, whom, as you probably know, is from your Country....tells me you don't have Hummingbirds there?? I'm so sorry for you......they're so fun to watch.....but if they like WARM climate, I wonder where they go for the winters up here??? Can you imagine them "fluttering and humming" all the way down South????

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    Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

    Love your Humminghbird Haiku, they are such beautiful little birds, and your words just said it all, beautiful!

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    Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

    Why you effer... I know one thang for sure...

    the butter pecan icecream (or whatever pleases y'all) is on moi... cuz I cannot think of a nicer way to spend the afternoon... with good friends.

    Peace, Love and Icecream to y'all, Maria

    PS-- Enjoy every moment with that precious baby boy, Joseph Alexander!!

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    Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Glad to know lord's REAL name......"Joseph"...and a fine Biblical name it is. My brand new (5 days old) precious Grandson is "Joseph Alexander." He is PERFECTION in the flesh.

    Maria and Joseph.....I guess you'd have to know me really well to know that the very last thing I would intentionally do is kick up a storm or cause a ruckus......which appears I just may have done here.

    Joseph....yes, I do talk a lot and ask a lot of questions. This is a bad habit and I know it is. I'm glad to at least know why you deleted me.... .....You realize, Joseph, that being "deleted" in HubVille is like being....."kicked to the curb".......isn't it?? LOL! (Now I'm kidding)

    Maria.....You are a marvelous negotiator (?) is that we call it these days? Whoa...as Daisy would say, "What a dern trubble-maker I am!!" Ah say sorry to mah Kinfolk!

    You folks are fine individuals........I mean..."good peeps"........

    The reality is....I need people to be patient with me.....I'm really doing well for an old Great Granny, locked in a tower, all alone with no friends or contact with any of my peasant pals from the kingdom.

    Maria......don't try to fool me.....There is NOTHING you do not know!! Peace, Love and Ice Cream.............Effer

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    Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

    Well, there's much this ole marcoujor doesn't know but she does know "good peeps"...

    Paula and Joseph = "good peeps"

    And that's what I'm talkin' about! Love ya both, Maria

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    My dearest Friend. apologizing publicly to you. Yes mea culpa! Did erase comments that somehow touched my feelings. I just want to tell you that I recognize my error. Human we are indeed my friend. Just told Mari Jordan, that I did erase 2 comments because you kept coming back for answers, and we are not God like. We are as playful as any kid. This Haiku is like from heavens, your word are well crafted and took us to the end. You are a wonderful writer indeed! Cheers!

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    Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    You write wonderful comments in the morning after coffee!!! I can't even function in any capacity BEFORE coffee!! I hear you!

    Thanks so much!

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    Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

    Effer, you are good at the ole haiku! I love this tribute to the hummingbird and the comparison to friendships. The photos are gorgeous, too.

    I'm sorry about your sister, too. I'm amazed by your resilient and positive spirit. See you soon! :-)

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    Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

    I heart you Effer J.

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    Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    teaches......Yes...exactly.... "Friends may come and friends may go".....I think the rest of that is....."But a "SISTER" IS A LIFETIME FRIEND."

    I'm glad you appreciated my haiku!!

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    Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Linda Sue....I guess we're lucky. We have lots of Hummingbirds in the are, but in order to get them close to your home, it really takes the right type of feeder......

    Unfortunately, I don't get to see many due to my dogs and cats always hanging around. In fact, the only bird feeder that attracts any sort of winged friends is one that we have put on the other side of the property, hung really high up.

    Birds are not stupid, that's for sure......I wish I was a bird!!

    Thanks for your comment.

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    Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

    This is a wonderful poem and so well written on the subject of friendship. It is true that some go up and down and in and out of your life.