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another hot day
a leaking water pipe stopped
by the jackdaw’s beak
The haiku came about during a heatwave, and I noticed a jackdaw taking advantage of a flowing overflow pipe at the front of the block of apartments where I live, in Bradford on Avon, England.
The crow family are amazing. They have strong memories and can pass on both good deeds and ill deeds from humans to fellow crows outside their flock. Always be kind to a crow and they'll spread the good word that we are not all bad.
As I hadn't taken an image myself at the time, this photo gives you an idea:
|A jackdaw (Corvus monedula) observes the water source and drinks from the tap—Deshakalyan Chowdhury—AFP/Getty Images.|
Haiku Award credit:
Honourable Mention, 14th Mainichi Haiku Contest (Japan 2010)