Today it's full moon. The full moon of November is called 'Full Beaver Moon', and today that's the prompt. Why is it called Full Beaver Moon?
|Credits: Full Beaver Moon|
And does this creature has a spiritual meaning? Yes it has ...Beavers are ingenious builders, orchestrating megalith dams that can change the flowing course of entire rivers. This impressive aspect along with its association with water makes the beaver an analogy for building our up dreams.
In essence, the beaver tells us to believe in our dreams as if they were real. Build on them as if the dream is your reality. Change the course of your life flow by structuring your life with a goal to coax your dreams into your physical reality. (Source: Spiritual meaning of the Beaver )
Well ... isn't it a wonderful creature?
OK ... back to our goal ... writing haiku ... for your inspiration I have written the next haiku:
chasing your dreams
like a beaver building it's dam -
make your reality
make your reality
keep on dreaming like the beaver -
full beaver moon
In the Classical Japanese Seasonwords November 28th is also Bashooki or Basho's Memorial Day. Today they have a festival in honor of Basho's Memorial. So I love to share a few haiku written by Basho in this post.
|Credits: Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)|
how wild the sea is,
and over Sado Island,
the River of Heaven
on Buddha's birthday
a spotted fawn is born -
just like that
|Credits: Spotted Fawn|
on Buddha's deathday,
wrinkled tough old hands pray -
the prayer beads sound
where's the moon?
as the temple bell is -
sunk in the sea
|Credits: Prayer Beads|
This prompt will stay on 'till November 29th 11.59 AM (CET). I will post our last Carpe Diem Special later on around 10.00 PM (CET). Another haiku by Issa for your inspiration. I will reproduce this (last) haiku by Issa hereafter:
catching its breath
on the pine tree's root...
I have granted Bjorn Brudberg our Carpe Diem Award for November for his continuing post every day in that wonderful cascading form. Thank you Bjorn for sharing your creativity with us here on Carpe Diem. Congratulations!!
|Our Award winner for this Carpe Diem month is|