Date #midnighthaiku

Last minute grooming
Nervous anticipation
Tender amusement

He arrives first, looking around, watching for her arrival. He is a disreputable, scruffy looking article, unkempt and ungainly. He reminds me of some of my sons’ teenage forays into the more regrettable fashions. His feathers seem glued into place… the wrong place… refusing to be smoothed no matter how he tries. And try he does, but to no avail.

She flies in silently and watches from the next branch. This is no first date…she watches his efforts to make himself presentable too tenderly, with too much indulgence in her smile. Beaks should not be able to smile, but hers does. She meets my eye and we share a moment of feminine undestanding. ‘Love sees only beauty,’ she seems to say.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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17 Responses to Date #midnighthaiku

  1. I love these extended haiku posts, Sue.


  2. She DOES have a smile on her… er, beak!


  3. I love this Sue. He is a lucky little bird that she loves him anyway regardless of his tufty feathers! 🙂


  4. dgkaye says:

    Aw, love among the beaks. 🙂 xx


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