Haiku 231

Dust accumulates.
A slow fall of silent drops,
a baked-dry rainstorm.



“Three Raindrops” – acrylics/ink, 2015.


4 thoughts on “Haiku 231

  1. There’s something very soporific about the rhythm of this poem that works with the image of a storm of swirling dust motes. I love the weather analogy generally. I loathe dusting. It’s my least favourite chore after ironing. Dusting is so time consuming – moving everything around in particular – and never seems to achieve much. The dust accumulates so quickly again. It’s definitely as unwelcome as a rain storm to me.

  2. I’ve thought the same thing about dusting, seems crazy to move dirt from one place to another, but, I love the smell of furniture polish. We have forced hot air heat in this house and dust is on the move all the time, not like our previous houses, which had radiators.

  3. That’s it! I’ve been wondering why this house gets much more dusty than all my previous homes. The answer is that this is my first with forced air. Thanks for the answer! I dust because I hate the way the dust makes everything look dull but I don’t dust more than once a week in the main living spaces and confess that the display shelves my kids have in their bedrooms – chock full of toys – don’t even get dusted that regularly. I’m a slattern when it comes to dust.

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