words: zuihitsu–lists

fragment

fill

hollow

bristle

zuihitsu:  lists

 1.  Five beautiful things:  Yarn for a blanket. A gallon of maple syrup.  Ruthie’s blue eyes. The white-throated sparrow’s song. A fragment of a poem written on an old bookmark.

2.  Four unusual things: A hairbrush with broken bristles. A tulip bent by the snow. A rabbit hiding under the sandbox. The tube of tomato paste moved to the vegetable bin.

3.  Three things to do:  Plant three ramps in the woods. Fill the watering can. Write a note to David.

4.  Four unpleasant things:  A hollow feeling. The smell of gasoline. A sore thumb. Horsetails in the garden.

2 comments on “words: zuihitsu–lists

  1. Abrah says:

    THESE — I am absolutely loving this zuihitsu form, something about it fills my brain and heart.

    Enjoy the glorious weather we are supposed to have this week! Abrah

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  2. Read “The Pillow Book”! And try writing some. It’s fascinating. You can even use a few sentences from your In My Nature posts.

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