Just as the deep snow here had melted to half-gone and Iâ€™d broken usable trails through the month-old snowpack remaining, a new storm blew in, dropped another five or six inches, and undid my hope for a winter thaw.Â Two more storms over the next three days are expected to fluff things up even more.Â While I work up the energy to go out and re-break trailsâ€”for myself and for animals, on whom this unnaturally long winter has been very stressfulâ€”I thought Iâ€™d try something different at WIZ to pass time.
Traditionally, haiku express insight into the movement of a season across the face of a landscape.Â But since the form is of a meditative mind, its nature can be stretched to explore particulars of a variety of conditions.Â In a recent conversation with greenfrog, topics of awareness and dishwashing flowed together.Â The prospect of dishwashing haiku arose.Â Well â€¦ and why not?
So for WIZâ€™s next winter while-away open invitation, the name is dishwashing (which I happen to find especially pleasant in wintertime); the game is haiku.
Warm tap water, cool
Winter light pouring in streak
Plates in kitchen sync.
Let the One-liners begin.