Carpe Diem “Haiku Writing Techniques” #2, Onomatopoeia

  onomatopoeia -Merriam Webster

1:  the naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it (as buzz, hiss)
2:  the use of words whose sound suggests the sense


the gruff Cha Cha Cha
of the Red-bellied Woodpecker
sounds through the trees

focus on the shrill kwir, kwir
enables me to find him


crackling firelight
casts creature shadows
around the cabin


the kittens soft purr
as it dozes in my lap
tail twitches slightly


the plip, plip, plop
of the last raindrops
clinging to gutter


the rustle –
of the spring wind
through the leaves


tumultuous gurgle
of the fish tank –
keeping me awake