Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Haiku: Tolerance

Many thanks for the prompt from One Single Impression this week. I think it might be a testament to the people with whom I regularly come in contact with and, hell, even to myself, that my first thoughts in reaction to the prompt of "tolerance" didn't hinge on social definitions. I rarely find myself in the company of intolerant people.

I do find myself in the company of many, many, many people, however, who can't be bothered to grow drought-tolerant plants. Gotta have those lush green lawns in an area where we're just not meant to have them. [Glass-house dweller that I am, let me 'fess up to being a heavy water user myself as we own a pool. Let me offer up in my defense, however, that our water bills still pale in comparison to our many neighbors' with their unnatural-for-this-area lawns.]

I do believe I've shown myself to be quite intolerant. Surprised myself, really. In any event, here's to our drought-tolerant landscape.

Whether the weather
causes others' to wither,
mine weathers no storms.


gautami tripathy said...

Love the play of words here!

OSI: fingers dance merrily in air

CrAzY Working Mom said...

I was going to say the same thing, I loved the play on words.

As for watering our lawn...we'd just as soon not have to mow it. *LOL*

gabrielle said...

S. California was a virtual dessert before irrigation systems with borrowed water created a citrus industry.

Strange how we alter our environments to suit our dreams.

Enjoyed your haiku!

gabrielle said...

desert, not dessert, lol
maybe it's time for some chocolate...

Anonymous said...

That bothers me, too.
My garden takes care of itself just fine, water wise.
And, my next yard is not going to have grass!

Good poem.

Jim said...

Hi Patois, ditto G.T!
And I believe your lawn is 'green' in it's staying green. You are just real cute here.

SandyCarlson said...

Know what you mean. Reality has a way of sitting uncomfortably on our feet, like a dog who needs to show us who's the boss.

Momisodes said...

I loved this haiku!

Very clever :)

D... said...

You are so clever! Truly.

Patti said...

cleverly done! and I like the explanation behind the poem- thanks!

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

What drives me nuts is that in the wake of droughts down here in the south and a need to be more cognizant of the water and energy we use, our neighborhood covenants still:

- require a green lawn
- don't allow solar panels
- don't allow clothes lines

God forbid our property values plummet! Oh, wait, they already did.


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