Guadarrama Mountains, Spain, late October.
Hiking the forest section of the trail to the peak of Penalara, we stopped to watch as a group of vultures rose up on the thermals.
Later I remembered the excellent Wing Beats – a book of Haiku about British birds – and thought I’d have a go.
I followed the traditional English Haiku pattern of 5-7-5 syllables, though I gather that’s a bit old fashioned – the new kids on the block use fewer syllables but more freely.
Any thoughts welcome. And no – “don’t write anymore Haiku” is not the sort of thing i’m after..
warm pine air rising
dark wingtips spread in the blue
shadows far below
*with apologies to the Japanese.