Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Another day on Carpe Diem. Today our prompt is 'Cold Raven (kangarasu)' and I think that this very common bird (all over the world) can be a source for inspiration.
|Credits: Crow, Raven
In the big cities, they are quite a nuisance these days, picking at the trash on the curbs and spilling it all over the place while they eat. After them come the stray cats to feed some more, then the rats to finish off the rest.
|Credits: Magpie, Pied Crow
There are several examples of haiku with Crow as theme e.g.:
on dead branches
crows remain perched
at Autumn's end
(c) Basho (1644-1694)
Or this one written by Issa (1716-1783):
winter wind -
he can't find his roost
the evening crow
And one by Buson:
winter withering -
crows are black
And I am sure there are a lot of other haiku poets who have written haiku on Crows or Ravens.
Well ... here it goes ... my own take on this 'Cold Crow':
black spots on white
looking like the Dutch cows -
cold crow in the snow
making loud noise
cold crows between bare branches -
winter has come
|Credits: Crows in the Snow
This prompt will stay on 'till December 17th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our new prompt (a reprise prompt) Mandarin Ducks (oshidori) later on today around 10.00 PM (CET).
Have fun, be inspired and creative and share your haiku with Carpe Diem's daily haiku meme.