One edge
hanging over the mountain--
the Milky Way

---Shiki
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raucous cawing
a crow's silhouette
against the sky

6 comments:

Alan Summers said...

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We love something about the call of a bird in the wild! ;-)

James (Hackett) started this, in English, some 30 years ago with:

Searching on the wind,
the hawk's cry . . .
is the shape of its beak.


A few of mine:

fading last note
a torresian crow sounds
the darkening sky

carrion crow call
refracted river-ripples
on the horsechestnut

carrion crow call
the river reflects it
in the horsechestnut


Some more crowing ;-)

mist haze -
a crow cleans its beak
on a rooftop aerial

Wing Beats: British Birds in Haiku ISBN 978-1-903543-24-5 (2008)


I highly recommend Wing Beats to anyone, even outside Britain.

Wing Beats website:
Wing Beats: British Birds in Haiku
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Leatherdykeuk said...

Thank you Alan.

I may have to order that ;)

Paul Smith said...

Excellent haiku Rachel! I really enjoyed this.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Thank you Paul

Kelly Marszycki said...

like the sound of the cawing -- a rough, harsh sound -- paired with 'silhouette' -- very cool!

Leatherdykeuk said...

Thank you Kelly