It’s Monday and a new week of writing beckons!
In Mark’s blog on ‘Micro-Seasons‘. he discussed the mini-season of White Dew, ‘The Wagtail Calls’ (Sep 12 – Sep 16) is the second micro-season of the mini-season of White Dew. Each week Mark adds haikus that relate to the subject in question and gives us an invitation to write our own haiku or senryu. Why not have a go, this is the link:
This week Mark discusses the third micro-season regarding the swallow but as I love the wagtail too I added this in! The wagtail is found in almost any open location where there is water and insects even nesting in close proximity to humans, often using surprising places such as abandoned machinery and old cars. Once they have found a suitable location, they build a tiny cup shaped nest, they’re obviously characterised by their fast waging tails!
Below is the charming poem by 19th century country poet John Clare, it captures the heart of the Wagtail beautifully.