halnakutomo   hane   motsu   hashiki   inochi   ari
I chose this haiku firstly for its simplicity.  The author skillfully 'shows'  us  a  'tiny winged creature', but doesn't 'tell' us what it is; this is left up to the reader's imagination, and could bring to mind a multitude of varying images depending on where one lives.  I also chose this haiku because (although it is indicative of the human need to give a name to everything), Elizabeth (as only a haiku poet might point out), gives us pause that it's 'no less beautiful/without a name'. This haiku of just 9 words, says so much . . . editor
tiny winged creature
                   no less beautiful
without a name

Elizabeth Searle Lamb
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