Wrens. A Haiku

During the winter and spring, we typically have a pair of wrens who spend the night tucked into the corner of the roof on our front porch. Sometimes there is only one, and sometimes there are three. We enjoy their presence, seeing them only when the garage light is turned on.

Wrens Haiku

24 thoughts on “Wrens. A Haiku”

  1. I can hear you whispering “I’m not going to tell them.” I watched some wrens go in and out of a plant on my parents’ back deck a few summers ago. On further inspection, we saw some baby beaks buried in there, alive and squeaking. Fun to watch.

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    1. Thank you, Fran. As I wrote it, I was keenly aware of the vulnerabilities we all face right now. Fortunately, we’re not exactly “camouflaged” against a white wall as the wrens were.

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  2. So beautiful and a wonderful reminder of the special feeling of closeness. Looking forward to the return of that for all of us. I was reminded of the wren who visited us for several springs and built a nest in our garage. She was fiercely protective, and although we tried not to disturb her, the garage was a busy place of comings and goings. One year I suppose she had enough and built the nest in a birdhouse close by, but continued to serenade.

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    1. I love how wrens will nest just about anywhere. They’ve nested on our front porch beside chairs we sit in all the time, usually just relying on camouflage to stay safe. Thank you for sharing about your wrens–I appreciate it.


  3. Late to seeing this on a long day today, waiting for a few wrens to come my way, too. This is a lovely poem, Tim, calm and peaceful noticing.

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting, Michelle. I’ve known people who hang wreathes on the wall to attract wrens. The wall never opens, and the wrens like it. šŸ™‚


  4. Nice to meet you,Tim. I’m taking a long time to get around to all of last Friday’s posts–gearing up for online PreK was very time-consuming! But now that I’m here, I thank you for capturing the poignant vulnerability we are all subject to–it’s just that some of us don’t realize it, protected as we are by an easy porch roof. Do visit Poetry Friday again!

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    1. It’s nice to meet you too, Heidi. I can’t imagine what online Pre-K looks like! I’ve spent the last week preparing science curriculum for our district’s K-6 classes, and that was challenging. Hopefully your efforts will be successful during these difficult times. I appreciate your hosting last week, and I’m already participating in this week’s posting. Thank you for your comments!


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