Haikai Challenge #170: Christmas Queen

Pileated Woodpeckers – Roadkill Crossing

She of red-
crested head, hungry,
dwarfs her cage
mate with grace.
Queen of woodpeckers visits
this Christmas morning.

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Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge. Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that states, or alludes to, any of the Kigo cited above. Please reference which Kigo/Date to which you write your haikai.

This is for #170, Christmas. It isn’t my photo, but yesterday I saw a pileated woodpecker at the suet cage for the first time. She dwarfed it. First time seeing one up close. What a nice Christmas present from nature.


14 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    She is a beauty.

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  2. Carol anne says:

    cool! I bet she was so pretty! ❤

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  3. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #1 (12/27/20): Jade Li’s latest #haikai for my current #Haikai Challenge!

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  4. memadtwo says:

    An excellent present! Merry Christmas!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, K. This year’s been a wild ride hasn’t it.

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  5. Love this photo, and your words!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sara, many thanks. She was a great Christmas gift 🙂

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