Carpe Diem #1775: Morning Glory!

morning glory!
the well bucket-entangled,
I ask for water
will the demon in the well
be inclined to grant mercy?


We were asked to transform the Haiku by Chiyo-Ni into a Tanka. Mine went in a cheeky direction, and I'm so glad it did because a bit of humor was just what I needed. I've been doing NaNoWriMo and am already feeling like I'm creating nothing but soulless word vomit. 

As for the demon in the well, most modern people have been taught that demons are always evil. However, in ancient times, "demon" was simply a word for spirit. Some were evil, some weren't. I envision the demon of the well being an imp--mischievous, but not evil.


  1. Soulless word vomit?
    Not so, but far otherwise.
    And yes, demons come in many guises. Then - and now.

    1. The more religious sorts don't like it when I postulate that not all demons are evil and not all angels are good. I tell them that black and white thinking isn't wise.


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