Carpe Diem #352: Wahya

Wolf Howl

Wahya breeds courage

cunning and wisdom his gifts

Creator breathes life

Haiku for Carpe Diem #352 – Spirits of the Wild. The music (below) brought to mind totems (spirit animals). Specifically, the wolf. Wahya is Cherokee for wolf (if someone knows differently, please let me know), while the Shoshone tribe held Wolf to be a Creator God, able to bring the dead back to life (click 2nd link for the legend).


Hope you enjoy.

Happy Reading and Writing!

J. Milburn



10 thoughts on “Carpe Diem #352: Wahya

  1. Wahya seems to have two faces but one spirit. A lovely idea.

  2. ahhhhh I am Cherokee and from the wolf clan. You are right about one spelling of the word…you can also use waya. Aniwaya means wolf clan. 🙂
    I must do this haiku if wolves are involved.

    • and I really liked your haiku. Got excited when I saw you mention cherokee. lol My dad was full cherokee 🙂

      • Thanks for the confirmation! I thought I remembered you mentioning your dad in one of your posts (which is part of the reason I chose the Cherokee word; the other part is I just love the way it sounds 😉 ). I’m glad you liked it. The challenge isn’t necessarily about wolves, but that’s what ran through my mind when listening to the music 🙂

      • Why are you awake? I thought I was the only one up. lol Well the music is nature and that always brings me to my Cherokee roots. It has been well taught about my part in this world. So you inspired me more. 🙂
        Wado (thank you)

  3. […] was also inspired by Jeremy’s piece when he mentioned the word for wolf in Cherokee.  I am half Cherokee (my tribal name is […]

  4. I like this haiku very much … it’s always a joy to read some background information … I am not so familiar with the Native Americans and their languages. Thank you for sharing.

  5. magicalmysticalteacher

    Sometimes I wish for the gift of cunning. Most of the time I have to be content with being transparent! 😉

    Spirits of the Wild

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