The lark, so I am lead to believe, is a creature of flight with great symbolism in mythology. All species live in northern and eastern Australia, with only the horned lark to be found in North America.
Only male larks sing and with great musicality, even in flight, to defend their territory and to attract mates.
According to Wikipedia, “[t]he lark in mythology and literature stands for daybreak, as in Chaucer’s “The Knight’s Tale”, “the bisy larke, messager of day” … and Shakespeare’s Sonnet 29, “the lark at break of day arising / From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven’s gate” … The lark is also associated with “lovers and lovers’ observance”. According Pure Spirit, the lark symbolizes “beauty, fidelity, happy marriage, and fertility” and self-discovery. “Lark encourages us to explore our inner selves and sing out loud.”
Fascinating indeed for a bird that is not that spectacular in its plumage.
This haiku is a reflection of how the lark sings for love, beauty, fidelity, marriage… and self-awareness, as seasons change without the rush of living thus bringing the truest of love and joy.
Singing lark invites
Seasons change, true love and joy
abide without haste.
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