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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, January 17, 2015

Carpe Diem #649

Burning Ornaments (Sagichoo)

Sagichoo is a Fire festival and it's a kind of closure for the New Year's season, by burning ornaments the deities are bound to a new year. This Sagichoo takes place during Little New Year (around January 15th).

I found just one haiku themed with this Sagichoo it's by Issa:

foot of the mountain--
without a cheer
my New Year's bonfire

© Kobayashi Issa

Ideas of 1) impermanence and 2) a new beginning


I am not a follower of the Red God R'Hllor, but this made me think of his priestess Melissandre from GRRM's A Song of Ice and Fire.  ["Inflames" was a typo for "in flames," but a bit of serendipity worth keeping.] 

old things keep in ice
while blessed fire purifies
life renewed inflames


But for this prompt I think spider shows us the way.

as midnight draws near
orb weaver consumes her silk
new web tomorrow


  1. midnight clear ...
    an orb weaver nets
    a new year moon

  2. Melisandre was terrifying, right? [shudder]

  3. The orb weaver is right.. Time to move on

  4. I'm looking forward to the orb weaver's new webs---and yours too!

    Stripped of Ornaments

  5. Ah that second haiku is gorgeous and so full of humor ... she eats her own web to create a new one next day ... aren't we all like her? Trying to consume our haiku and write new ones?


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