Midnight Birdsong

Midnight Birdsong picture

Blackbird serenades
Serene glow of pregnant Moon
Long night stretches on

In the early hours of Christmas Day, just as I was settling down to sleep, I was drawn to my window by the sound of a blackbird singing. The light of the full moon made the sky strangely bright for 1:30 AM and was presumably fooling the creature into thinking it was dawn. It was a magical experience. Before I returned to bed the haiku was scribbled into my notepad.

Last night I found my pastels – which I haven’t used for several years – and sketched the picture to accompany it. I’m quite tempted to paint it on canvas as well.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. 🙂


8 thoughts on “Midnight Birdsong

    1. I’m glad you like it, Sabina. 🙂 I’m really feeling the urge to do some paintings on canvas – it’s been over a year now since I had those paints out!


  1. I felt like dancing after reading your haiku. What a beautiful moment in the quiet of the night. You alone were supposed to see and feel that moment. Thank you for sharing it with us. The pastel is soft and enchanting. Your talent abounds, Louise!

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