Haiku + Senryu

Haiku is a seasonal, reverent celebration of a subject (nature or people) trying to make a feeling.
Senryu tends to have a victim and may be humorous or irreverant trying to make a point.
- paraphrased from Michael Dylan Welch's Graceguts

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Pariah




do you feel unloved
pariah of feathered worlds
do you crave some love


NOTE
In my peninsula world, the crow is chased away by kookaburras, magpies and even little wattle birds.
It is not only we humans who feel that the crow is far from acceptable to our psyche.
Many link the crow with death and sorcery.
And yet, legends suggest that the crow as a totem, could be the key to life's mysteries and the potential of energies within.


Linking to:
Haiku Heights ~ April Heights Haiku Month ~ Pariah

12 comments:

oneofaclass said...

Very nice and unique take on the prompt!

Nanka said...

A lot of concern and affection for a pariah!! A kind and compassionate haiku!!
Here the situation is different where the crow chases other birds. :)

Maggie said...

I was sad when reading your haiku. I thought of raven which also has evil spirits related to it but very strong and good characteristics as a totem. I relate very much to its meaning.

wabi sabi said...

Great take on the prompt!!

Rambly T said...

Gemma perhaps I haven't recognised or mentioned previously, I did not know you are from my home state. It is when I read your footnote on the crow that it twigged.
You actually made me feel sorry for them now.

Satya Rekha Ramaswamy said...

Oh yes...
I do...
And ur haiku is just awesome...
So different take on prompt

Pranita said...

Very different... you've captured the trap in the freedom so very well...

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

What is it about crows that inspires revulsion in so many people? I happen to like them!

Reading Pleasure said...

Poignantly written

alicekeysmd said...

Crows were my totem in my youth. They helped get through a lot. South East coast US "fish" crows. Good talkers.;-)

Green Speck said...

This is very thoughtful.
Good one !!!

mindlovemisery said...

Very nice crows definitely hare a reputation

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