Ligo Haibun Challenge – Consensus


I watch them gather on the cold frozen wastes

In community, attentive to each others demands

Always protective, nurturing, caring.

A meeting in progress

The affairs of state

Decisions to be made

Consensus reached

They bow, acquiesce

I watch in wonderment at this ritual of order.


beauty  in nature

the language of flightless birds

captured forever

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32 Responses to Ligo Haibun Challenge – Consensus

  1. Anja says:

    Gotta love those crazy penguins….although I prefer polar bears but don’t tell them.

  2. Penguins!!! Love them. That’s what I affectionately call mum and dad as they have the same body movements 🙂 Nicely done Summer.

  3. Gabriella says:

    Thanks for telling us what these penguins do and think. I had been wondering.

  4. draliman says:

    That was lovely.
    And in the picture it really looks like they’re having an important discussion!

  5. Penny L Howe says:

    A very well constructed haibun. Reading it was very enjoyable, Thoughtful and entertaining, also an excellent haiku!

  6. julespaige says:

    Reminds me of the animated movie ‘Happy Feet’ – nicely done.
    A happy piece!

  7. Steph says:

    The whole piece made me smile. Great title, too and a terrific haiku.

  8. This is lovely – I can just imagine penguins discussing affairs of state! The haiku is excellent.

  9. Sunshine says:

    i like this state of affairs – penguin style!

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  11. Beautiful. It could be us humans you are talking about 🙂

  12. Peripatetic Eric says:

    I really like the haiku, the second line ‘language of flightless birds’ creates a vivid image for me.

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