cold morning --
a doe is running
from shot to shot
Asahi Haikuist Network, January 31, 2014
Chinese Translation (Traditional)
Chinese Translation (Simplified)
Comment by Chen Ou-Liu:
L1 successfully sets the tone while the cold scene described in ls 2&3 enhances it. Something unusual about this "deer hunting" haiku is that the hunter is not supposed to shoot the doe, but uses the doe in esterous scent to pique a buck's interest and shoot the buck. This haiku reminds me of the iconic scene about deer hunting in the 1978 anti-war film, The Deer Hunter.