Although different, this brilliant haiku reminds me of Matt Morden's famous haiku, in particular. Lambs are all about death, whether they survive or not, as we, as humans, eat them too young, because they are 'tender' to our teeth, our mouths, and our stomach.
the stillness of a lamb
by Matt Morden, from A New Resonance 2: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku
(edited by Jim Kacian and Dee Evetts, Red Moon Press, 2001), which has 15 of Matt’s haiku.
“mountain rain” haiku, originally published in Acorn 3
And of course, also in the fantastic "Another Country: Haiku Poetry from Wales"
edited by Nigel Jenkins, Ken Jones, and Lynne Rees (Gower Press, 2011)
a lamb’s cry
scudding clouds over
the cemetery wall
le cri d'un agneau
les nuages filent au-dessus
du mur du cimetière
haiku by Alan Summers
French translation: Serge Tome
Publication Credit: Scope, journal of the Fellowship of Australian Writers, Queensland, April 2015 volume 61 no 3; and tempslibres (2015)