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Scarecrow Knows ~ haibun

#Haiku Happenings #1 (10/15/18): Ken’s latest #haibun for my current #haikai challenge!


Scarecrow Understands

Scarecrow Understands

They circle overhead, take kernels from the stalks that surround him, even dare to sit on his shoulders as he stands motionless, all the while wondering if scarecrow understands their jabbering or realizes they welcome his company. His stoic stand mixed with a determination to perform his task in spite of their belligerence is admirable to the crows, but they know little about the philosopher in their midst.

absence of malice
delighted by crows’ antics
scarecrow understands

Frank Tassone’s #Haikai Challenge #55: Scarecrow
Image source: getdrawings.com

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