Opportunist waits
Poised and ready to take flight
Mission accomplished

The banquet is prepared. The flutter of wings heralds the arrival of my black-garbed guests. Sparrows pick at fallen crumbs, but the lion’s share will go to the jackdaws. They are fascinating to watch…crafty, stealthy, pouncing and departing with their chosen morsels. Watching them, I realise something I have always known, bur never noticed… the French verb voler means both to steal and to fly… and the jackdaws are masters of both.

Un voleur volant
Regard malin aiguisé
Maître du moment

For Colleen’s poetry challenge

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 scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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18 Responses to Voleur

  1. layuephoto says:

    Great catch 🙂


  2. I have fond childhood memories of a jackdaw, which my Dad nursed back to health and pictures to prove it!
    Hope your hospital appointment goes OK Sue (meant to say on the writephoto prompt). Take care.


  3. Steal and fly. such determined looks. Don’t think I would want to be between them and their target!


  4. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #haiku happenings #5: Sue Vincent offers a new #haibun.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Oh, Sue! This was a marvelous Haibun. I love the sweet finches that come to my feeder. The last week or so I’ve noticed Grackles, those blue-black birds coming to the feeder to eat the nyjer seeds. They are quite rowdy, indeed. ❤


  6. Pingback: Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 50 #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: VOICE & WATCH – ✨Colleen Chesebro ✨Fairy Whisper✨

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