a crow’s caw across
an empty field

16 Responses

  1. Cat Donnelly Says:

    Love it!!

  2. Theresa C. Says:

    I like this very much! Well done.

  3. Alison McBain Says:

    Beautiful. Love this!

  4. snakypoet Says:

    So evocative!

  5. haikuapprentice Says:

    Another fine haiku by Maureen Virchau.

    I particularly like the clever construction of the second line with its alliteration recreating the haunting sounds of the crow.

    Thanks for sharing this, though I hope it is not autobiographical.


  6. Maureen Virchau Says:

    Dear Strider,

    Thank you so much for your kind words. I am so glad you experienced the second line exactly as I intended. Thank you for sharing those particular thoughts.

    I sincerely appreciate your concern, but it is not autobiographical.

    I am honored to be published within the pages of such a wonderful journal, and I greatly appreciate your support.

    With gratitude,

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  8. Alison Hedlund Says:

    Exquisite haiku! So poignant and stark.

  9. madhurip Says:

    There is a sense of loss and loneliness, magnified by the empty field and a lone crow cawing. Beautiful and subtle.

  10. Maureen Virchau Says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts as a reader. I sincerely appreciate your kind words.

  11. Maureen Virchau Says:

    Thank you all very much for your kind words. Wishing you peace & happiness.

  12. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    I love crow-ku and the atmosphere is striking in this one, Maureen.


  13. E. Calder Says:

    Little by little you help me see the beauty of the Haiku form.

  14. Alan Summers Says:

    I'm a great lover of crows, friendly, and helpful, with a sense of humor, much needed when around human animals. :-)

    Wonderful haiku that includes haiku, thank you!

    intermittent rain I shed another crow

    Alan Summers
    Publication Credits: Frogpond autumn 2013 issue (36:3)

    kind regards,


  15. Maureen Virchau Says:

    Thank you, Alan, for your kind words and for sharing your thoughts on my favorite bird. :-)

    Your haiku is wonderful. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    With gratitude,

  16. marykendall Says:

    A wonderful haiku, Maureen. Congratulations!


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