So apparently Tawny Frogmouths aren’t Owls, but they are related. Hmmm
The following three Haiku are more or less straight observations
from my ginger cat
Mice numbers seem to be picking up as feed for them disappears. Rueben our rabbit hunter likes a bit of variety and will often come home for dinner with a field mouse as appetiser.
pull the hills along
This haiku is a reworking of a Tanka I wrote last year. With this I just wanted to get that simple image of the hills seeming to fly above the fog, drawn through the air by the wind farm windmills.
on a street sign
croaks a frogmouth
While this poem is observational (the frogmouth sat atop our street sign despite the relative safety of hundreds of trees), I also wanted to try and reference one of the Japanese masters and tap into that singing frog tradition, albeit through a play on words.
So here is the poem that I reference by Issa
yoiyami no ippon enoki naku kawazu
in one nettle tree