Solar Eclipse – Haiku

Moon passes the sun
Birds flock midday in panic
Twilight quickly forms

A moment of calm
Ceasing the day to night time
Darkness overcomes

Moments light return
Unsure chirps, dazed confusion
Life back to normal

The feature image is the total solar eclipse taken in South Carolina in the cone of darkness in August, 2017.

Written for: Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 350 Chirp ANDΒ Twilight

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37 responses to “Solar Eclipse – Haiku”

  1. willowdot21 Avatar

    Beautiful πŸ’œ

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Thanks Willow! The next full solar eclipse for us is April, 2024 and we plan on travelling to Texas for that. Looking forward to it. πŸ™‚

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      1. willowdot21 Avatar

        I do hope you will get there πŸ’œπŸ’œ

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      2. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        Me too! I already feel safer with 1 shot. LOL! πŸ™‚

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      3. willowdot21 Avatar

        Excellent which one did you have πŸ’œ

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      4. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        I got the Moderna. 2nd shot is April 21st.

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      5. willowdot21 Avatar

        We had Astrozenica, there is twelve weeks between our shots, hubby has his second shot end of April and mine is 14th May. πŸ’œ

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      6. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        Yay! I heard they had stopped distribution because of serious side effects.

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  2. circadianreflections Avatar

    Really nice image of the eclipse, Lisa! The haiku is great.

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Thank you Deborah! πŸ™‚ It was a magical day and happened as I described in the haiku. Those poor birds were at a loss. πŸ™‚

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Thanks! Heading to Texas in April 2024 for the next solar eclipse. Wanna go?

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      1. nananoyz Avatar

        Oooh! Yes.

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      2. nananoyz Avatar

        Road trip!

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      3. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        Yep, might be in the form of an airplane ride. Don’t know yet, but getting the hell out of dodge. πŸ™‚ April will be a great time for birding too! Smack in the middle of migration season. πŸ™‚

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      4. nananoyz Avatar

        What part of Texas are you looking at?

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      5. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        Probably around Waco. That is the center of totality. Then will head up to Fort Worth to see my sister and other family. DFW is in the cone but on the edge. I want to make sure we are in full eclipse mode! LOL! No concrete plans yet, but it is planned to be there. πŸ™‚

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      6. nananoyz Avatar

        My son lives in Dallas. I might need to plan a trip to coincide with the eclipse.

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      7. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        Yep that would be awesome! We are supposed to meet other friends out there. One from Virginia and one from Washington state. It would be cool if we all stayed at the same place and watched this together. In 2023, we will start doing our searching for where to stay….blah blah blah. πŸ™‚

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      8. nananoyz Avatar

        I’ve always wanted to be in a great viewing spot.

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      9. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        The one we were at was totality. We rented a Town N Country minivan and drove to South Carolina. Met up with Frank’s friends from Virginia and Washington at a B&B. Had the best 4 day weekend! πŸ™‚

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      10. nananoyz Avatar

        What an adventure. A friend of mine in Illinois and her husband did something similar. I bought one of her framed prints.

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      11. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        That is so cool! I don’t sell any of my photography. I don’t want to get into the framing aspect, but I guess I could try to sell the downloads. πŸ™‚

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      12. nananoyz Avatar

        Sure could!

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      13. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        hmmm! I have to give that some thought now. Thanks! πŸ™‚

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  3. Frank @ Beach Walk Reflections Avatar

    A stunning image accompanied by a fitting haiku. Well done, Lisa!

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Thank you so much Frank! It was just as described too. Those little birdies were freaking out! πŸ™‚

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  4. 100 Country Trek Avatar

    What a great capture

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Thank you Anita. It was awesome! πŸ™‚

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Thank you Margaret! πŸ™‚

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  5. KL Caley Avatar

    Wow, that’s incredible. Beautifully written too. KL ❀

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Thank you so much. It was exactly what happened too. The birds freaked out! πŸ™‚ I have a better lens now and we are planning on going to Texas in 2024 for the total solar eclipse. I should get even better photos on this next round. πŸ™‚

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  6. Amy Avatar

    That is a stunning capture, Lisa!

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Thank you so much! It was an unbelievable experience. Can’t wait to do it again in 2024. πŸ™‚

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  7. Jim Borden Avatar

    great shot of the eclipse, and I guess this would confuse birds a bit. But my guess is that they were smart enough not to look directly into it… πŸ™‚

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