#Haikai Challenge #109: scarecrow

i.
Butterfly stuffings
Sail in cold October gusts –
Murder of crows wait.

Wood bones, tattered skin dances
Hat rolls between stalks — crows feast.

 

Image result for sad scarecrow with crows

ii.
Long past dark stands guard
Featureless-faced effigy
Crows sleep, hunter moon

Sun’s melted frost, eyeless tears
Crows build shelter from his guts

 

Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says:
According to the traditional calendar, that renders this month the last of Autumn. And since many birds have migrated, that leaves plenty of opportunity for crows to feast without competition. To preserve the fruits of their harvest, or prevent the ravaging of whatever crop remains in the fields, farmers have relied on the use of the scarecrow.

Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to the scarecrow (kakashi).

first image:  Scarecrow in the Garden and Crows by Eleonimages
second image: Jimmy Scarecrow’s Christmas

16 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Beautiful imagery

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😉

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Reena Saxena says:

    I like ‘eyeless tears’.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Reena.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. rivrvlogr says:

    Both are fantastic.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Ken.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Here it is 🙂

      Like

  4. memadtwo says:

    Great atmosphere. (K)

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #3: Jade Li’s latest #tanka sequence for my current #haikai challenge!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. The Happiness Engineers fixed my commenting problems, it is good to be able to communicate with you again.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      YAY! I’ve been away from computer more than usual this month. Things should settle down in a couple of weeks. So glad they fixed whatever glitches were going on.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Good crop of scarecrows!

      Like

Leave a Reply to memadtwo Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.