It's Bonfire Night in the UK today. People across the country will be lighting bonfires and setting off fireworks. If you are making a bonfire, make sure that no hedgehogs or other animals have made a home in the wood. The best thing is to build the bonfire just before you light it so that you can thoroughly check all the wood. If you're using a fire that you built earlier you need to turn over all the wood carefully to check that nothing is hiding in it. There's good advice here.
If you're setting off fireworks, make sure your pets are indoors, because they can be scared by the loud bangs.
Here are two haiku that I've written about Bonfire night:
from the bonfire -
star filled sky
previously published in Blithe Spirit, the journal of the British Haiku Society
the herring gulls