BP: Haiku Dialogue–Literary Device (Onomatopoeia)

This week’s prompt, set by guest editor Alex Fyffe, at the Haiku Foundation’s weekly column, Haiku Dialogue, was to write haiku with onomatopoeia. Haiku poets from across the globe wrote noisy haiku, and twenty-one different nations are represented.

This pedometer geek writer had the following haiku selected:

sunny afternoon…

a hummingbird zip-zips

from blossom to blossom

~Nancy Brady, 2022

Thanks, Alex, for choosing one of my haiku for inclusion in this week’s column on onomatopoeia. It is appreciated.

Check out all the sound-filled haiku at https://thehaikufoundation.org/haiku-dialogue-literary-devices-onomatopoeia/

#haiku #haikudialogue #pedometergeek

About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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8 Responses to BP: Haiku Dialogue–Literary Device (Onomatopoeia)

  1. JC home says:

    Poetry does create a picture in one’s mind. You accomplished that very nicely. Congratulations.

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  2. Jules says:

    I know there are hummers in my area. I don’t see them all that often.
    But I do see small wrens up to huge vultures!!

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    • I have only seen one hummer this year, and it was quick, but vultures and wrens and jays among others are more common. Right now, we have goldfinches visiting the (volunteer) sunflowers daily. I think we are just lucky and we put out seed and other goodies the birds like..

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  3. I agree; I don’t like the nasties, either. We have even put up a bat house hoping to get bats, which eat plenty of insects.

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  4. Such a vivid description! Sounds like something the hummingbird would approve of!

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