Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Haibun Monday – “Insects” (posted by Kim)
“I’m fascinated with insects. We’ve had some large spiders in our house recently and I’ve noticed cobwebs appearing outside. Over the summer, I’ve watched dragonflies and butterflies, and shooed large moths, wasps and flies out of windows. I haven’t come across any large beetles this year, though, which was a disappointment.”
“For this week’s Haibun Monday, write about an encounter with an insect: it can be a beautiful or a scary experience, one that enlightened or surprised you; it can be about an ordinary or an unusual insect. Aim to write no more than three tight paragraphs about your encounter with an insect, followed by a traditional haiku that includes reference to the season.”
A small white lace web stretched between side of house and railing. One morning
we watched a tiny spider weaving a home, alone. We could not conceive
of wrecking such intricate weaving work. He melted our hearts. We named him Sal. We loved peeking at the door to check on his progress and pattern. Sal’s
house grew, as did he.
One sad morning, everything was gone, as if it had all been a dream. We hope Sal is well, with baby spiders to dote on. We miss him, but alas, have no forwarding address.
ambles about with stuffed cheeks
provisions for Winter