Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Haiku - Nightfall


finally rain falls

filling the darkness with sound

the sweetest music


~ a haiku, by Aisling, August 28, 2008


I took my children to a travelling display at a museum in a nearby city that focused on the pop art of Japan. After that, we headed to a mall to purchase just a few school supplies. As much as I resist "conspicuous consumerism", I can't quite resist stocking up on a few notebooks when they are 10 cents a piece. This is the time of year that I get a little bit nostalgic for those really thick "back to school" fashion magazines that I once loved, though I haven't revamped my wardrobe for autumn since I was a school girl.

In the late afternoon, with one daughter at work and the other getting a new hairstyle at a salon, I took my sons home. They played, getting dusty in the dry August afternoon, while I cut broccoli in the garden and made dinner. Limerick, my husband, has a lunch BBQ at work tomorrow and asked me to make a dish to pass. I opted for pasta salad with farfalle (bow ties) noodles and lots of fresh veggies (including carrots, basil, broccoli, and little yellow tomatoes) from the garden. As I ran out to the garden for a couple of red onions, I felt the first drops of rain. Ah, finally rain falls...

photo by Aisling, Summer 2008

5 comments:

linda said...

Your salad sounds so good, I wish I had some about now! And your Haiku is also beautifully crafted. As always...

Aisling said...

Linda, Thank you. I wish I could share the pasta salad, but it just headed off to work with my husband. ;)

Thank you also for the sweet comment on my haiku. It is so nice to have you visit.

kari and kijsa said...

Trying to get back into the blogging swing of things and give a grateful shoutout for all the paryers and support!

Thankful blessings,
kari & kijsa

One Woman's Journey said...

Aisling, Beautiful image. Meaningful haiku. Your pasta salad sounds so good.
Gave me an idea for tomorrow. Good for one when you make a small bowl.
Blessings to you.

Aisling said...

K&K, Good to see you here. I need to catch up over on your site. See you there soon!

Ernestine, Glad to give you a dinner idea. All I got of my salad was a nibble to make sure it tasted all right, and off it went with hubby to work! I'll need to make more for myself soon. :)

Thank you for the nice comment on my photo and haiku. Got to try to sneak a little bit of creativity in, even in these days when the family members are all busy and Mom is at the center of everyone's busyness.

hugs,
Aisling