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Dying Crow: Haibun

#Haiku Happenings #6: Merril’s latest #haibun for my current #haikai challenge!

Yesterday and today: Merril's historical musings

This is for Frank Tassone’s haikai challenge. He asks us to write about ravens, but he also says “kangarasu translates as ‘cold crow,'”  so I’m going with that. I really like crows. When my daughters were little, there was some sort of illness that killed many crows. I knew not to touch the dying crow in my yard, and I called animal control. They collected his body at some point while I was away.

I hear the sounds of crows cawing, over and over. They have gathered in the trees around their fallen friend, as he lay dying on the ground in my backyard. I stare into his eyes, which seem to plead with me. What is he asking? How do I answer?  I want to comfort him. I wish I could. His eyes still haunt me.

windows to the soul

dying crow’s thoughts never voiced

winter without spring

1024px-Ales,_Mikulas_-_Karlstejnsky_havran_(1882) Mikoláš…

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