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Every day visits*
From Moose, Goose, and Orb Weaver
All seized by Haiku

"Why moose and goose?" you may ask. Back on 2/04/13 Pirate wrote a haiku with an elk in it, and I responded with
one with a moose and then included him every day. A few days later in comments Mystic asked "Where's the goose?"
So I started including her with this post on 2/07. A week later on the 14th, Mark Readfern
asked for and received a spider. The rest is history.

*Well, most days, anyway. Grant me a bit of poetic license.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Carpe Diem #550, beggar

From "Sand and Foam" by Khalil Gibran. 

[...] "We are all beggars at the gate of the temple, and each one of us receives his share of the bounty of the King when he enters the temple, and when he goes out. But we are all jealous of one another, which is another way of belittling the King". [...]

Inspired haiku/senryu

will work for food
i see these signs all summer
but i never stop


no breakfast
at the end of the day
an empty bowl


summer not so cruel
to a man who has no roof
winter is coming


  1. And then what happens with winter? It's heart-wrenching.
    A thoughtful and honest series ---

  2. Ach ... so true both haiku is a bell tolling in my soul. Winter will be so tragic for some of our poor and we will shake our heads and hide in our warm homes. Sigh.


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