Autumn decoration on a grave, Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona

With a crooked grin
a scarecrow honors blackbirds
and their many wiles.

Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on May 22, 2018, in 5-7-5, Arizona, haiku, Midweek Motif, Poets United and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. kaykuala

    They can be friendly to each other. Co-existence is the word – to be alive!


  2. I’d like to think that this is at the grave of a child and would make a sook like me cry.

  3. A strange juxtaposition- a little sad.

  4. Beautifully deep and evocative!

  5. Rather intriguing, this one. Love the senryu…..and trying to make a connection to the grave. I like!

  6. ‘a crooked grin’ there breaks my heart but that’s a scarecrow’s job. Nice.

  7. Holoween is a time we remember….

  8. Scarecrow with in mode-sinister . Interesting photo haiku

    Much love…

  9. Sure does! He wouldn’t exist without the need.

  10. Well, that is the kind of thing I’d like left on my grave! Something to make people smile.

  11. Nice thought – the scarecrow honoring blackbirds. Enjoyed the haiky. The picture is delightful despite the setting.

  12. A lover of halloween or a farmer that once made scarecrows for her garden.

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