Haibun: Birb or Borb?

On a walkabout through the spring-green cypress forest, I follow the trail almost blindly. Sun filters through the newborn leaves dappling the surrounding shapes and colors of nature. I am meditating, conversing with God, when a skittering form flashes above and freezes!

A fluffy wren stares at me, obviously ready for instant flight. It’s simple beauty, packaged in such a tiny life form, captures my utmost attention with a feeling of sacredness. Then it relaxes and begins to sing. A recent Audubon article comes to mind.

a tiny bird

twitters above my head…

birb, borb, or floof?

Al W Gallia 2020

https://www.audubon.org/news/whats-difference-between-borb-and-floof

3 thoughts on “Haibun: Birb or Borb?

  1. Hi Al,

    Although a “birder” myself, I’ve never heard of “birbs”, “borbs” or “floofs” before. So I’m pleased to discover, through your haibun, this whole new online terminology for birds. I guess your “fluffy wren” would be a “floof-birb”!

    Stay safe, healthy and creative

    Paul

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  2. Hi Al,

    Although a “birder” myself, I’ve never heard of “birbs”, “borbs” or “floofs” before. So I’m pleased to discover, through your haiku, this whole new online terminology for birds. I guess your “fluffy wren” would be a “floof-birb”!

    Your prose introduction is great too with its vivid immediacy, lyricism and reverence for nature.

    Keep safe, stay healthy,

    Paul

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