A Crystallised Moment

Snowy bamboo groves

frozen in time—cry, O’

woodpecker’s lament

As the seasons wax and wane, so too does the fauna & flora. What appears as a beautiful landscape, can also spell trouble for its inhabitants. The metronomic tapping of the woodpecker disappears as the scene is captured in time. Its lamenta deathly silence.

A bonus haiga version of this haiku is featured below: