only the mountain
hears the hummingbird whisper
secrets to the crow

30 comments on “Whisper

  1. kz says:

    well, that was beautiful ^^

  2. Charleen says:

    This mountain seems so wise and silent. I bet he never tells their secrets.

  3. jrbsays says:

    I fear the Hummingbird is unwise

  4. Maggie says:

    Wow…I want this haiku. This is art to me.

  5. cookie5683 says:

    How simple the words you capture in the Haiku yet they move mountains. I hope you never loose your joy in this poetry. It is the simple that defines the complex.

  6. WabiSabi says:

    I wouldn’t mind hearing a hummingbird whisper. Now that would be a wonderful sound! Gentle and sweet…… like your words.

  7. Well well well sir……yes…speechless. Basho would be nodding slowly, signifying absolute delight!

  8. Very deep haiku Mark … strong in it’s choice of words and strong in it’s deeper layers. Thank you for sharing.

  9. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Mountains seem to hear many things that humans never notice.

    Whispering Water

  10. and what better secrets than those shared with others?

  11. gemma says:

    but everyone can hear the crows reply.

  12. judie says:

    What wonders this mountain must behold. What wonders your words portray. Awesome!

  13. 4joyjoanne says:

    I didn’t know that the hummer and the crow were even talking to each other….

  14. peggygatto says:

    Oh, I love this!!

  15. “my place or yours?” he says to her

    delightful conversation

  16. great one… as always your haiku is unique..

  17. pritilisa says:

    whisper is one of my most favorite words…
    nice to know the mountains listen.

  18. Karen says:

    Bird talk baffles my mind 😉

  19. rebecca says:

    an epic haiku
    loves ballad heats the desert
    mountain confession

  20. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    I will think of your haiku every time I hear the hummingbirds whirring around the garden this summer.

  21. JazzBumpa says:

    sharing secrets
    with the crows
    is seldom wise


  22. Maggie says:

    OMG…love reading all the comments. Beautiful haiku…funny commentary. Never underestimate power of the tiny hummingbird ;-O

  23. tigerbrite says:

    Mountains hold such wisdom:)

  24. Magnificent poetry which has a timeless quality as all great poetry has x

  25. Cathy Tenzo says:

    Mark, your haiku frequently take my breath away and inspire me. Thanks for all this wonderment!

  26. Rosemarie says:

    Thanks for commenting on my coffee haiku. I have read a number of your haiku. Very evocative. I love this one especially. Great work. I’ll be following.

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