Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence

Ghost Crab



The elusive ghost
Pale specter of the sand dune
Warm home or cold tomb?

Inspired by Jo’s Monday Walk

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

15 thoughts on “Ghost Crab

  1. I really like this eerie haiku. There’s a lot of unsaid stuff packed into those 17 sylables. I have to give it a ‘Wow!’.

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  2. Thank you! In reality these guys are really cute. If I sit still long enough (no easy task) they will pop out of their hole. They have one claw larger than the other and the males wave it to attract prospective mates. Typically male, waving a large appendage around, eh?

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  3. Ha ha. Fortunately I’ve managed to steer clearof male appendages for the last few years. They get in the way of life and cause all sorts of problems, although I was thinking of writing a book called 101 uses… Doorstop, Bottle stopper,.. OK, so I ran out of ideas pretty quickly, but you could use little ones as toe separaters.
    I try to behave, really I do!

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  4. Behaving is over rated. You should write that book. Or start a progressive blog challenge where folks can add their uses.

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  5. Thanks for the blog idea. Maybe it’s time to have some fun, as long as my nice christian followersdon’t find it – they wouldn’t approve.

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  6. LOVE THIS!!!!! Nothing better than the beach at sunrise– at the water’s edge, dodging waves and the crabs!

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  7. Thank you! The beach or in my case any water is calming and healing to me.


  8. “Any water” is the best way to heal. I love the mountains, and the desert, but give me the water and I’ll live forever.

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  9. Thank you so much for the link! 🙂 I like your crab walk 🙂
    Sorry I’m a little late here. A bit of a family crisis.

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  10. I think the little critters can go wherever they damn well please, Christy. Great pairing of photo and Haiku.

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  11. Great photo that suits the haiku perfectly.

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  12. Clever haiku! C’Warm home or cold tomb’… such a sharp contrast to end with.

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