My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.

Haiku Reflections: Glossy Green Heads


Talk about strange thought/word  associations. 🙂

I was eating my granola this morning and happened to note a young guy standing out in front of our apartment with vibrant red hair. Not carrot red hair, this was crimson!

It made me think of this haiku and photo I posted here a couple of years ago  and the beautiful glossy green heads of male mallard ducks.

Maybe that young man had the same idea in mind, dyeing his hair that vivid color.

I wonder if it is attracting the ladies.? 😉 


Author: Geraldine

I am a freelance writer, poet, artisan, avid book/product reviewer and award-winning cookbook author. I recently published the second volume of my new vegetarian cookbook series: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 2): Simply, Super, Supper Soups and my inspirational, pro-active and fun book/eBook, all about aging well: Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well. I am also the author of: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 1): Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker. Third Chapter, Second Chance (a mid-life romance). Not Just for Vegetarians: Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way and the poetry collections: Haiku Reflections: The Four Seasons (Volumes I, II and III) and My Poetic Path. These titles are available at all the Amazon sites. When I'm not writing or creating new recipes, I love to knit and crochet; usually with some "help" from feline friend, the yarn-loving Mr. Cheddar! 🐱 With Blogger, I also host my new author's site: Geraldine Helen Hartman and my product review blog: My Real Life Reviews. I hope you will visit often and enjoy all of my sites.😂 Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing You a Happy Week and Namaste!

11 thoughts on “Haiku Reflections: Glossy Green Heads

  1. I’m jealous you can see grass, Geraldine! 😉 I love Mallards and their lovely plumage. That’s neat that the guy’s fiery hair took you on the journey to this. 🙂

  2. Talon, this was file photo/post as I mentioned above. It’s all brown here no green but no snow either, just on the mountain tops LOL. Did you get yet another blast of Old Man Winter in Ontario this past couple of days? I noted that on the Weather Network. What a winter you’ve had! Hopefully it will soon be over and spring will arrive. 🙂

  3. That’s very funny about the guy’s hair and this post. Great photo and haiku.

  4. Oh this is so lovely and a beautiful dream for those of us who are getting hit big huge snowfall and freezing rain, so beautiful

  5. Do you think we’re returning to the days of male dominance in the fashion stakes as demonstrated by our wild life?

  6. I’d love a “duck” colorway with those brilliant greens tempered by the brown, black and white. Beautiful haiku. Hugs! 🙂

  7. ha…makes you wonder a bit what they are thinking eh?
    maybe that the water is still a bit cold and that spring would be nice to get here…smiles.

  8. Love the haiku and the ducks! 🙂
    I’m trying to think of spring on the first day of spring (it helps a bit that it’s sunny right now) but we’ve just had 28 cm of snow and there’s more on the way… 🙂

  9. Hi Joe, I thought it was funny too. Looking at that guy brought this pic to mind. Maybe he should try mallard duck green dye next LOL!

    Hi Lorraine, I feel for you L, I really do. So much snow in the East and still not over with it seems. I hope it is soon and spring arrives as it should. A LONG winter when it’s stretching into late March.

    Hi Val, You made me laugh Valerie! good one. Don’t have an answer though. 😉

    Hi Ruinwen, Oh wouldn’t that be gorgeous? You can’t beat nature for color blends, can you? I love how you ref. back to yarns with this ducky photo! You are a such a great knitter!

    Hi Brian, The ducks did slid in the water shortly after that pic was taken. I love watching them dive in and resurface with their beautiful heads glistening with water. So beautiful!

    Speaking of men and hair color Brian, have you ever dyed yours a vivid shade like that? I know you’re an adventurous kind of guy! 🙂

    Hi Vesper, Thanks friend. Yikes, that’s a lot of snow. I bet it’s going to melt away fast this time though. Hope so. lots of hugs back to you.

    Happy Spring, wherever you may be today, G

  10. ha i have not…though i do wear mine in a mohawk usually…working in school i have had to grow it out…and will cut a new one come summer….smiles….i have dyed my sons hair though….a temporary dye with kool aid….

  11. Wonderful haiku as always. It definitely does make one wonder what they were thinking doesn’t it??

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