March 04, 2006

the zen of folding diapers

mother’s hands
smoothing snowy brilliance
worries dissolve

9 Comments:

Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

having a 1 yr old and another on way, I really identify with this (even though I'm not a mom!)

21:29  
Blogger Nick Zegarac said...

Keeping busy I see.

13:36  
Blogger texas haijin said...

nice.

18:56  
Blogger Deborah P Kolodji said...

The calm way the diapers are folded here in your poem is so wonderfully soothing - I wish I had enjoyed that sort of calmness when my kids were infants!

My life then was more like:

the smoke alarm
goes off in the kitchen -
changing his diaper

lol

But then, I hadn't discovered haiku yet...

Deborah P Kolodji
http://dkolodji.livejournal.com

21:46  
Blogger Pragmatician said...

Can I ask why precisely three liens? It the type of poetry you're writing guided by a special set of rules?

04:51  
Blogger Borut said...

Real zen koan, at least for me...

07:35  
Blogger its_baxter said...

there's nothing like a woman's touch, but especially a mother's. :)

13:25  
Blogger FARfetched said...

Pragmatician: See the Wikipedia entry for haiku, it will tell all.

04:59  
Anonymous Pat Paulk said...

Yes, that would do it. Cat you have a gentle touch with your words. Very nice!

10:52  

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