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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.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Carpe Diem Special #127

 Inspirational haiku:

Both grasses and trees
waiting for the moon
dewy evening

© Iio Sogi

"The goal of this CD-Special is to write an all new haiku trying to touch the same sense, tone and spirit as the one given. And for this episode I love to challenge you a little bit more. Try to write a haiku in the same sense, tone and spirit and use that haiku to write a Troiku"

The spirit I sense is is one of anticipation - eagerly waiting for, in this case, the moon.   That's what I'm going for with my haiku.   But I'm off on a tangent, inspired by this onomatopeoia entry from kanzensakura.  It reminded me of the Legend of the Night's King from "A Song of Ice and Fire."  So, here is my entry.

the sleigh

in winter moonlight
the ice maiden comes to me
waiting i shiver

horse 1

in winter moonlight
i thrill at her cold beauty
she covets my soul

horse 2

the ice maiden comes to me
i rush to her pale cold  arms
my love and my doom

horse 3

waiting i shiver
she arrives in frosty mist
dawn is so far off



  1. Ooooh..... nicely done!

    It's going to be a long, long night ....!

  2. This reminds me of a sad fairy tale. The ice-queen by HC Andersson - heartbreaking love.

  3. Sensual, and sad.

  4. There's sensuality and even a certain playfulness...


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