The Rescue




the nightingale
from france met a charming fellow
from kent in england

they flew together on their migratory route to the sahara

and on a large boat
they spied in a gilded cage
an oriental 

nightingale bursting with color

she was so charming
her voice so pure, the sweetest
a gift to the king

they were in love, at once

no fear, my little bird
ma cherie! we will save you
cried the young turks

and they searched for the keys

but the cook saw them
caught them and locked them -
three nightingales now

for the king!

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for Haiku Heights and Open Link Night over at dVerse

a little bit of tomfoolery as is required this week

sometime this week, Poets United posted The Owl and The Pussycat which inspired the poem above. then came haiku heights with the theme rescue. and today OLN demands fun and frolic
 but i do feel a bit awful, haiku for me, is for deep feelings, intense emotions
profound discoveries. i just couldn't help myself.











24 comments:

  1. ha. some days we just need to have fun...and let the words do what they will...i feel bad for the new nightengales...all stories do not end happy...smiles.

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    1. Indeed, we must have fun too.

      The story has not ended, Brian...perhaps the key was already in their wing's folds!

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  2. Oh I want to set them ALL free! This is a witty and charming poem, my friend!

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    1. Of course you would Sherry! Not to worry, perhaps the story has not ended, ...perhaps the key was already in their wing's folds!

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    1. Thank you Celestine!I am normally more of a serious writer...but got carried away today.

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    1. Glad you did, Anthony...how are you feeling today?

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  5. Haiku is for the essence of the moment! And I love this moment overturning the nightingale tale and spinning it a new wardrobe!

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    1. Yes, that classic tale is one of my favorites. Thank you for dropping by today, Gemma...

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  6. A beautiful and sad tale....beautifully told....love this Ninot!! :-)

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    1. Thank you my dear friend...so glad you liked it.

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  7. Ninot Ma'am,
    That's the way of the world. Good intentions botched by someone low in the hierarchy but affecting the whole system in the process!

    At least it's good to have some foolery. Even though you cleverly disguised it, it was very effective as it left lingering thoughts! Nicely!

    Hank

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    1. When our poetry leaves lingering thoughts, it is a delight...Thank you Sir Hank.

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  8. Very nice and creative set of haiku! Thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

    Lord’s Play

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it, Meenakshi...

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  9. Moral of the Story: French nightingales that get involved with fellows from Kent come to a bad end:)

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    1. Oh Cressida, how I love the way you read this story!

      I am smiling from ear to ear. Good day to you and have a great week ahead...

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  10. You seem to share my fascination with and appreciation, and also of love.

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  11. What a sad yet romantic story... I love the unfolding of it too and the humor works too. ;-)
    Eliz

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  12. How awesomely kool. Sometime we can be detoured for sure by the lure of love, so much so we fail to notice they are already caged. I found the vouce refreshingly unique. It read almost like a translated version of the original. Most evcellente!

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  13. Nice story beautifully woven in a set of haiku! I wonder if the two were too hasty to win the heart of the beautiful one that they failed to discuss a good plan for the rescue.

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