Crows show up in some of the most poignant haiku. They are such marvelous creatures, it is not surprising they captured the notice of the haiku masters.
My favorite guy, Issa, wrote this:
walks along there
as if it were tilling the field.
Perhaps the most famous crow haiku is Basho’s Autumn Crow:
has settled on a bare branch —
Spring came early to western Washington this year. On a recent walk, I encountered some crows who were very upset about my presence.
Relax, noisy crows,
I mean your babies no harm.
The cat, however …