Blog #31: Living Light in Summertime

August 12, 2021
Christ Church Vienna community members
Instead of our regular Living Light blogs, we are publishing haikus composed by parishioners and readers in July and August, sharing moments of joy or reflection in caring for creation. The invitation is to compose a creation-minded thought or observation in three lines, the first one with five syllables, the second one with seven syllables, the third with five syllables again. Please send us your haikus to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will publish new ones weekly!
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Above city sounds/
Deep in a broad-leaf privet/
A blackcap thrills us. 
(RS)

Rosalind penned this Haiku for us while traveling through Italy, on her way back to Vienna.  In admiring a Blackcap - capinera in Italian, or Moenchsgrasmuecke in German - she enjoyed a Eurasian migratory bird that offers a pretty and melodic song.  Despite heavy hunting and exposure to diseases, the Blackcap has managed to thrive in nature as well as in urban environments and is classified by IUCN among other species of "least concern". 


Picture: Free image through pixabay.com from Kathy Buescher
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Inspired? Send your haikus to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or any other idea or thought, of course. We'll make sure it becomes part of Living Light in Summertime. Have a great summer! We look forward to hearing from you!