This Carpe Diem entry is for the Haiku prompt Kiji (Pheasant).
My trio today looks at the pheasant as a creature of mythology from Japan to the schoolyard.
sends the pheasant to herald
the day’s rising sun
As summer fields burn
The pheasant takes to the skies
phoenix from ashes?
pheasant plucker’s son
giggling in the schoolyard –
tongues tied and tested
I often wondered why the pheasant plucker had gone and left his son…one could only assume that he just didn’t give a pluck.