Blue birds

For the Wednesday prompt at Real Toads, unhappy refrain. A gogyoshi. A gogyoshi is the most simple of Japanese forms – five lines. that is it. No syllable count, created by Taro Aizu. Unlike other Japanese forms, the poem is given a title.  As a rule, I do not care for music prompts as I find people tend to rewrite the lyrics. Not always, but mostly. I did not listen to the song linked to this prompt.

Blue birds
Hot summer solstice day –
the bluebird nest is empty –
the fledglings have flown.
Blue skies absorb the bluebirds,
my backyard is lonely without them.


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