Blithe Spirit 34.2


In case you haven't received your Blithe Spirit Spring Journal yet, have a flick through and see if any familiar names pop up! I have to say, I was surprised when they accepted this one as it's more of an Irish culture reference, but being a British publication they must be familiar with their neighbor's stories of the Banshee!

(A banshee is a female spirit in Irish folklore who heralds the death of a family member, usually by screaming, wailing, shrieking, or keening)

Big thanks to Iliyanna and the rest of the BHS team for including me once again!

About the haiku:
We have several neighbors in our area who are also dog owners. For the most part you aren't reminded of that much but there have been nights where one of the dogs has been barking late into the night. This haiku was inspired by one of those nights when I was reminded of the Irish legends of the banshee while listening to the neighbor's dog bark and howl for an eternity. Thankfully the only thing that died that night was my peace of mind from lack of sleep!