octopus pots
fleeting dreams
under the summer moon

Basho in Suma, Japan, 1688
An octopus pot is a ceramic pot used to capture octopuses in Japan.

The octopus floats and dreams in his man-made prison, unaware of his impending fate.

To honor the octopus, I created a stained glass mosaic table top a few years ago,
using thousands of hand-nipped shards of translucent glass.
Take a look at these fabulously low-tech old photos.
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