Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that small, bright, and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. David Whyte

Haiku: Domestic Arrangements

on May 4, 2017

Iron patio chairs
May lounge lazy in sunshine
Still work must be done

Mulch-filled wheelbarrow
Orange colored old veteran
Readied for service

Alas weather changed.
Backup wheelbarrow rolled out
And placed up-side-down

Like sugar bowl lid
Covering earthy compost
It keeps off the rain

12 responses to “Haiku: Domestic Arrangements

  1. Christy B says:

    Ahhh spring showers, by the sounds of it! Love how you hint at rain without just saying “it’s raining” in this poem πŸ™‚

  2. Eileen says:

    You took us there!

  3. You can make poetry out of anything, loved the humour and the sense of accepting what happens.

    • vivachange77 says:

      Thanks, Andrea. I write because I see the images and want to put them into words. Haiku is perfect because it squeezes me to find a few words to convey what I want to say. It is amazing that you sense my acceptance because that is where I am these days. I’m being surprised by entering a time when I don’t plan my day beyond necessary errands and small housekeeping tasks and things just happen.

  4. Loves the image of the wheelbarrow like a sugar bowl top. Perfect!
    I’m just trying to imagine wrestling one old wheelbarrow on top of the other!
    Good on ya, Girl.

    • vivachange77 says:

      Glad to hear the sugar bowl lid image worked for you. That is what came into my mind when I saw one wheelbarrow covering another. The apartment manager and his two strong assistants accomplish marvelous feats. ❀

  5. I of July says:

    Clever wordplay and a complete, cohesive story in its own right. Just my kind of poetry. Love it!

  6. vivachange77 says:

    Thanks. πŸ™‚

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