Posted in Poetry, Tanka Tuesday


eyes at my windows

Photo by Jilly ©

windows to thy Sandhill soul

unfolding the red

infiltration of thy grey

feathers Paranoia Mine


Tanka by Jilly©


Photo by Jilly ©

Sandhill Cranes

We are being challenged by Lillian over at dVerse to write about the view from our windows, or the view into our windows.  Looking In/Looking Out.  Join us!

These charming Sandhill Cranes, a breeding pair and their young one (bottom photo) posed for me one very hot day just outside my window.  Their prehistoric-sounding call is a delight! The Paranoia part is purely fictional for poetry’s sake.  









A wild soul writing poetry.

44 thoughts on “Paranoia

  1. What fantastic birds to have outside your window! We usually have pheasants , a male and his harem, but I haven’t seen them for a while. I hope they haven’t been hunted and killed.
    I love the line ;’windows to thy Sandhill soul’, a lovely play on words.

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  2. “windows to thy Sandhill soul” Your pictures capture that. I can see into the soul of what I know to be fairly simple creatures. They look like they would gladly accept a small advance on supper! Great idea to do it in Tanka form!

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    1. Thank you, Lynn! I am inspired by all the wildlife here and it seems like every time I see some odd bird in my field guide, it is in your state. Someday… in the meantime, let us all strive to be odd birds 🙂

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      1. You’re welcome! Ha, odd birds, indeed! I love to bird watch, too, just don’t get the chance as much as I’d like. Mostly I see the common grackle, blue jays, and cardinals.

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