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Haikai Challenge #138 (5/9/20): fawn (kanoko)

#Haiku Happenings #3: Jade Li’s latest #tanka for my current #Haikai Challenge!

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Whitetail Deer Fawns uploaded by cat on We Heart Iti see you

Pit stop trailside, I
Walk through the tall grass, then squat –
Soft brown eyes meet mine.
Tan fur, curled and spotted, rests.
My bizness done, we part ways.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/43/Doe_and_Two_Fawns_MET_DP144804.jpg/512px-Doe_and_Two_Fawns_MET_DP144804.jpg“Doe and Two Fawns,” by Arthur Fitzwilliam Tate (1819-1905)

Mother looks both ways,
crosses country road at dusk –
fawns dawdle after.
She shows the way through the fence
And where to lie on dry leaves.

Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says:
This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to the fawn (Kanoko).

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