Blackbirds and Great Cold – Haiku – January 21, 2016

Persimmons

January morn
under the persimmon tree
blackbirds seek out seeds

© G.s.k. ‘16

Legend would have it that once upon a time the blackbirds were white.  One day a blackbird to cheat January, because it always treated the blackbird badly with bad weather, decided to hide all of his family until January was over, because in those days January was 28 days long thumbing his nose at January for avoiding the bad weather, and this infuriated January.  So he asked February to lend him three days
and then filled these days with a freezing blizzard causing the blackbird to have to save himself by hiding in a chimney causing him to become black from that time onward the blackbird has black feathers and is much more cautious as for January, he never bothered to give February back those three days.

in the great cold
blackbirds seek out their fortune
or seeds in the snow

© G.s.k. ‘16

 Carpe Diem #900 Daikan (Great cold) And happy 900th post to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai!

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