(g) Spring Sentinel (3.1) wp

Observing 1
Spring Sentinel
(haibun with tanka)

Yesterday at the old farmhouse in the
Middle of the suburban neighborhood
At first glance I thought some debris
From the almost a tornado had precariously
landed on one of the chimney stacks
On closer inspection it was fowl…
A large black vulture to be exact!

The large American Black Vulture
Almost looks like a lost knight ~
With a helmet, short cuisse
And sabaton all of silver grey
not quite gleaming with a black cape;
Ready to bring winter to a close and
Rebirth spring about two weeks early

amid clearing mist
resting on a high perch to
survey the valley

solitary knight, ready
to defend against winter


To the Mayan mind the vulture was observed as a death eater.
As a consumer of death, the Mayan felt the vulture could also
convert death to life. So, the vulture was considered a symbol
of cleansing , renewal and transformation.
Because it sort of fits…I don’t have a favorite poem. I write poems…

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