This week’s prompt from One Deep Breath “visits the countryside.” Since I live in the country, next to in-laws with a working chicken farm, I get up-close and personal (too much so, far too often) with life in the countryside. Three rather snarky senryu come to mind.
Weave their magic nightsong…
Beagles break the spell.
Farmers sacrifice their time
To feed the world.
Filthy, crowded, hot:
A scene from the depths of Hell?
No, a chicken house.
Many of my previous haiku and senryu also deal with rural themes: exurban encroachment, night near a pond, foggy morning roads, foggy evening roads, buzzards, kudzu, grain fields, raptors, livestock, fishing. I’m honored to share them with you.