Mynah

dark clouds rumble
a lone mynah
swallows a tear

For CDHK where we learn Basho’s ‘Narrowing Focus” technique in which you start with a wide-angle lens for the 1st line, switch to a normal lens for the 2nd and zoom in for a close up for the 3rd line, drawing the reader to a single basic element of the haiku.
Basho writes:
old village
not a house without
a persimmon tree
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