Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Haibun

                                                                            
                                                                       Clean-up 

The autumn chores are complete. Plants cut back. The planting beds cleared of debris. Wood stacked by the back door. Container plants we want to save brought inside. Each year we ask:  how much longer can we do this? Each year we move more slowly; the clean-up takes longer; we have more aches afterwards. Knees, backs, shoulders–all complaining loudly. Each year we think about a condo.
                                                                       a sunny window–
                                                                       begonias inside
                                                                        a bee outside

 World Haiku Review

10 comments:

Peggy French said...

I loved this piece, can totally relate to it, excellent!

Adelaide said...

thank you, Peggy

Adelaide

Magyar said...

__ My knees hurt, as do my hips... well understood_! Said so well here... a bee outside... wants the begonias. _m

winter sun warms
through this cold window
open curtain

Adelaide said...

thank you Magyar for your haiku.

Adelaide

Sandy said...

We are all tucked in for winter here, too. This year, I moved plants a few days before cleaning out the annual beds. You are right, it is getting harder! I love the image you created.

Adelaide said...

I wrote that haibun last year. This yearr i kept the plants inside. They don.t bloom as well, but the green is enough. We have to adapt.

Adelaide

bandit said...



well, you know, dear, when you're in a hurry - don't rush.


Adelaide said...

can't hurry anymore. only my mind races, not my body

Adelaide

janetld said...

I can relate. Ten days ago I simply raked leaves for a little while, and much of my upper body has been in agony since!

Like the photo too!

Adelaide said...

thanks, Janet

Adelaide