Spiders Weaving Webs – August 9, 2014


For this week’s Carpe Diem Haiku Family

The goal of this new episode is to write/compose a haiku, in the classical way, about someone who is famous and who you, maybe, admire.
As a haiku-poet Basho is my role-model and I am admiring his haiku. So I have chosen to write a haiku about him.


There are lots of famous people … so it’s a tall order to write this haiku … but let’s see what Chèvrefeulle wrote:

famous frogpond-poet
brought his passion into my mind –
the sound of water

© Chèvrefeuille

Of course!  He’s written about Basho one of the most famous haiku poets of history:

old pond
frog jumps in
sound of water

© Basho

Dew on a spider's web in the morning.  Luc Viatour

Dew on a spider’s web in the morning. Luc Viatour

walking down the trail
the buddhist monk stops to look
spiders weaving webs

© G.s.k. ’14

I’ve chosen Kobayashi Issa to inspire me:

Don’t worry, spiders,
I keep house
© Kobayashi Issa

Translated by Robert Hass


23 thoughts on “Spiders Weaving Webs – August 9, 2014

  1. Your photo and haiku reminds me of a spider who has taken to weaving her web in the top of my side entrance door to my garage. I keep walking through it, as I can’t see it against the white door. Each morning, it is back again in its glory. Today, she must have given up and moved on.


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