So today’s offering is:
dead gum tree
Inspired by one of those truly odd occurrences. I was sitting on my western facing verandah one afternoon and a heron alighted on a branch of our beloved gum tree that had sadly seen the last of its 40 odd years.
Here was a waterbird, some 30 km from any water, perched in a leafless tree. I thought to myself that maybe it was lost. So in this haiku, using the technique of comparison I wanted to present the image of the dead tree, now lost to us and the heron perched, also lost.
I am still not settled on the final form, it could be:
a heron perches
Or number of other combinations.