the bull’s snort
Today Carpe Diem Special challenges us to write a haiku with the first line hunger moon.
To quote, ‘ “Hunger Moon” is the name of the full moon of January as it is mentioned inThomas’s Old Farmers Almanac (founded in 1792). ... In cold and temperate climates of the Northern Hemisphere, it was difficult to find food during January, thus the name hunger moon.’
Here in South Australia it is, of course, summer, and our season of drought. It’s been very hot so we put water out for the local koalas and other animals. But when I cleaned out the bowl, there was a dead mouse. Now there is a climbing stick and a rock in the water bowl.
So I guess January’s moon could be called thirst moon. I wrote the following with hunger moon but prefer thirst moon.
dead in the water bowl
What do you think?
This drawing is of a different mouse that died in our workshop. I had to give it a decent burial after I’d finished, instead of heaving it out by the tail as I usually do and that proves drawing is a spiritual activity.