Crows In My Tree

Flickr Image by Andrew Iverson

daily protests sound
from dawn to dusk caw, caw, caw
serenity dreams

Copyright © 2011 Norma Martiri

Form: Haiku


The Battle of a National Icon

Flickr Image by Seo paslaugos

Towering gum trees stand majestic
Eucalyptus, nature’s domestic.

Adorable with real distinction
Staring down the barrel of extinction.

Habitats devoured by hungry machines
Apathetic world needs other means.

Frightened koalas cling to felled trees
Greedy developers do as they please.

Urban sprawl, a disease to nature
Progress ensures there’ll be no future.

The race is on to save furry friends
On us our treasured icon depends.

Copyright © 2011 Norma Martiri

Form: Couplet

Save the Koalas


Flickr Image by Darcys

Clever scavengers ,
scanning nearby ground,
planning your next steal,
watching who’s around.

Stubbornly aloof,
not budging an inch,
cohorting in crime,
hiding what you pinch.

Harmony disturbed,
piercing shrills rebound,
unrelenting calls,
steadfastly resound.

Sleep-ins now destroyed,
such a dreadful blow,
maddened I cry out,
“stone that flamin’ crow!”

Copyright © 2010 Norma Martiri

Form: Quatrain