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

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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

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crackling firelight
casts creature shadows
around the cabin

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

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

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the rustle –
of the spring wind
through the leaves

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tumultuous gurgle
of the fish tank –
keeping me awake

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