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A haiku poem, Birds flock together

Updated on March 12, 2012
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I am a writer of poetry and fiction. I especially love flash fiction. My name is Ruby, and I live in Southern Illinois. I am a retired R.N.

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My hummingbird in my yard.
My hummingbird in my yard.

Snug nighttime nestle

Birds of a feather

Appear to flock together

Invariably

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Black birds glean corn rows

Robins build welcoming nests

Hummingbirds hover

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Uniquely special

Hot pursuit exploration

Snug nighttime nestle

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Jodah. Hapy you enjoyed. Thank you...

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Very nice haiku poetry Ruby.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Perspycacious, HaHa, Thank you! Cheers

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      Demas W Jasper 

      6 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      As the pigeons would say: "A good Hai-cooo!"

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Max, Happy to see you again. Your comment made me smile. Thank you...

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      BeyondMax 

      6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Breathtaking, wow. So beautiful!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Maria, Nice to see you..You wouldn't believe it is spring, it's really cold, supposed to frost tonight, but spring is coming..YEA.. Thank you for visiting my place..Cheers and Hugs..

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      Maria Jordan 

      6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Hi Ruby,

      Wanted to check out some of your beautiful Spring expressions and photography on this Earth Day! Your song selection is a perfect accompaniment... Voted UP & AB.

      Have a peaceful evening. Hugs, Maria

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Pearldiver, Happy to see you. Thank you for coming by, your comment is heartfelt..Smiles..

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      Rob Welsh 

      6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Wow Ruby, I almost forgot your haiku after working my way through all the well deserved comments.. Thanks for sharing your life interests so uniquely.. take care

      ps: I didn't really forget.. they were very good!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Molometer, Thank you for dropping by..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Rolly, Thank you so much. I love doing this..Hugs to you..

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      molometer 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Nice ideas and so true too. The pictures are really nice as well.

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      Rolly A Chabot 

      6 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Ruby... as always a delight and the pictures are awesome. You have a gift and it is special to see you shine while using it as you do.

      Hugs from Canada

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Rosemary, Happy you enjoyed this one. Dean was one of my favorites when he had his weekly TV show..Cheers my friend..

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      This was so sweet Ruby. It is an awful long time since I listed to dean.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Caroline, Birds are everywhere. One has built a nest on my patio tree. I love it..Thank you..

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      Caroline Marie 

      6 years ago

      Lovely poem Ruby. Birds always remind me of Spring. You know it's here when you hear the birds singing.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello raciniwa, I am happy you like this and are refreshed,,Thank you so much....

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      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      i love the birds and this poem Ruby...it somehow refreshes me...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Will, Thank you so much..Happy you enjoyed..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Audrey, I'm happy you enjoyed..Thank you for coming..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Annie, So happy to see you. Glad you enjoyed. Thank you..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Martie, I am thrilled . Your encouragement means a lot to me. Thank you Twin..Hugs..

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      WillStarr 

      6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Amazing work! Just beautiful!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Ruby, your work made me long for spring! I loved the last one in the series!

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      Annie Fenn 

      6 years ago from Australia

      Lovely bird observations and activity by our feathers friends. I am with Martie "Snug nightime nestle" does it for me too!!! My votes to you, AE.

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      Martie Coetser 

      6 years ago from South Africa

      High Twin, I always enjoy reading your hubs. I agree with drbj, you are excelling in haiku and senrue.

      "...Snug nighttime nestle..." gave wings to my vivid imagination :)

      Take care!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Eddy, Nice to see you. Thank you again..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Amy, You still work so you don't have the time i have, but you will when you retire. Loved seeing you..Cheers

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      Eiddwen 

      6 years ago from Wales

      Truly beautiful Ruby and my 'up up and away' so well deserved.

      Take care my friend and have a great day.

      Eddy.

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      Truckstop Sally 

      6 years ago

      I don't have the patience to be a bird-watcher, but your pictures and poems are delightful!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Sophie, I am happy this made you feel relaxed..Thank you..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Savanahl, Thank you. It won't be much longer..Yea..Thank you..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Ricky, I agree, there's nothing as sweet as listening to birds chirping in the early morning..Thank you my friend..

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      Sophie 

      6 years ago

      Lovely! What a treat this is after reading so many serious hubs... Beautifully relaxing. Have a lovely day!

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      savanahl 

      6 years ago

      What a lovely haiku. Makes me miss spring even more. Voted up and beautiful.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      Up, awesome, and beautiful AE. I always enjoy waking up to the birds in spring. They have been chirping away. Awesome poem my dear friend. Hope you doing well:)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Donna, Your comment is heartfelt. Thank you. I appreciate your visits..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Lesley, The Robins are running and building nests here. I love this time of year..Thank you..Best Wishes..

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      Donna Cosmato 

      6 years ago from USA

      This teaches as much as it entertains! What a way to showcase your writing talent to say so much with so few words. Voted up

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Ruby, you paint such a beautiful picture, blackbirds and robins are my favourite visitors to the garden.

      Voting up

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Elena, I am so happy you enjoyed this and the video..Smiles..

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      Elena 

      6 years ago from London, UK

      Beautiful Haiku. It made me reflect on how many species of birds there are in the world. There must be thousands of them. I enjoyed reading it and was nodding my head along to Dean Martin's bright song. :)

      Thanks

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Moneycop, The video is Dean Martin singing about the Red Robins hopping along..Thank you..Cheers..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Spirit Whisperer, I'm glad you like the title. Thank you for kind words..Smiles

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello drbj, Thank you. I hope you will do another haiku in a comedic fashion that only you could do, just like wordies and birdies..HaHa..Smiles

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      moneycop 

      6 years ago from JABALPUR

      i like the thinking of birds but the video i didnt understood is what for.

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      Xavier Nathan 

      6 years ago from Isle of Man

      Birds of a feather rock together! Another great piece Ruby! Thank you.

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      drbj and sherry 

      6 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, Ruby, enjoyed your haiku, your photos and your birdies.

      You have become so proficient with all your Haiku wordies.

      Trust me.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Prasetio, I am happy that you enjoyed this..Thank you..Smiles

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Caroline, Thank you for coming to read. I appreciate you..Smiles

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Flora, Thank you for coming back and congratulating me on my 150 hubs. Two years and 150 hubs, i think i have spent a lot of time at my computer. Cheers..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Docmo,Happy you found this visual.Deano my man was the best..Thank you my friend..Smiles..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Cardisa, I have missed your writing, hope all is well..Thank you..I am glad you liked it..Smiles..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Joyce, You are so generous with your comments..Thank you my friend..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mck, Your comments always make me smile. Thank you..Smiles

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Levertis Steele, Happy to meet you. Thank you for commenting..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Hyphen, I am so happy you came by. Thank you Dear friend..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Sky. Thank you for kind words. I changed the video. Hope you like it. Dean my dream man, HaHa..Smiles

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Sunnie, I am thrilled you like my haiku. Thank you..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello billybuc. What a sweet comment, thank you. Spring is in the air and i am thrilled..Smiles..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Flora, I changed the video. I think you would have loved the first one, Susan Hayward singing, 'Red red Robin'. Thank you for coming..Smiles...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Susan, It seems when it starts to turn warm and the birds begin to come, i get that urge to write a haiku. I just read yours about death..Loved it..Thank you..

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      prasetio30 

      6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I am bird lovers. Ruby, you have beautiful poem among wonderful bird's photograph as well. I really enjoy this hub. Good job and rated up!

      Prasetio

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      Caroline Marie 

      6 years ago

      Love this poem Ruby. Very pretty.

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      FloraBreenRobison 

      6 years ago

      I just realized that this is hub #150. Congratulations.

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      Mohan Kumar 

      6 years ago from UK

      Beautifully captured ruby- I love this 'birds' collection- so visual. The Deano record just pushes the ante up another notch. briliant!

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      Carolee Samuda 

      6 years ago from Jamaica

      Oh how beautiful! Ruby I love it. I love how you describe the blackbirds and hummingbird.

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      The few we get here are plain birds compared to the ones I use to see like Stella Blue Jays which acted like spoilt children. Great poem then again you always write wonderful poems. Voted up and awesome, Joyce.

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      mckbirdbks 

      6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello always, I'm listening to Dean, trying to compete with your poetry. Poor guy. Just the right tone that you accomplished here with your poetry.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Ruchira, I agree. I can remember my Mother saying that birds of a feather flock together, meaning, I had better pal with good girls..HaHa..Thank's for coming..Smiles..

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      Levertis Steele 

      6 years ago from Southern Clime

      What a picture you have painted with just a few words! I enjoyed it.

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      Brenda Barnes 

      6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Always, you did a great job on these haiku. Just beautiful!

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      Sky9106 

      6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Yes they do , and they signify quite a few great things ,like spring that hour forward , and so much more , A thoughtful poem , and pictures that shows the Poems true beauty. The video is out!

      Great work "AE"

      Blessings.

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      Sunnie Day 

      6 years ago

      Wow Ruby..this was magnificent! So rich and creative..Loved it very much! Spring is in the air!

      Love,

      Sunnie

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Love it Ruby! It takes me so many words to say what you say in so few. Lovely start to Spring!

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      FloraBreenRobison 

      6 years ago

      Ruby - I wasn't able to watch the video.

      Beautiful poem about birds of spring-they cannot come to soon for me!

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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I'm so looking forward to seeing the red robins, hummingbirds and blue jays soon.

      I think the haiku fever has stuck me again. I just posted one too :)

      Loved your Haiku Ruby!

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      Ruchira 

      6 years ago from United States

      beautiful Ruby.

      Even if the winds are strong, these species tend to flock together.

      I guess they also agree that when unified they can be more strong.

      voted up indeed :)

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