····of the horse’s skull—the gaze of a field
4: November 10th 2015
- This haiku, based like most of my haiku on what I actually saw, originally revealed a little barn swallow. The horse’s skull was hanging on the side of a house and a barn swallow had nested in it (and was warily eyeing me). Given the brevity of a haiku, and not wanting to have to explain that it was actually hanging on a wall, I thought a field mouse made more sense. No swallow would nest on the ground.