Ligo Haibun Challenge: November 28, 2013 – Water or Order

This week’s Ligo Haibun Challenge is prompted by a choice of words: Water or Order…or perhaps both!

The old man sat in his rocking chair thinking: the seasons pass, each with its own element, spring comes with its green wood, summer with the heat of fire, autumn its metallic wind and between the passage of each season, Earth makes itself felt.

Today, on the 21st of December, winter begins and its element is water. Life’s cycle continues, in the orderly passage of the seasons.  And I,sitting in my rocking chair, remember my springs.  Though my voyages now, in the winter of my years, are more imaginary than real.

The door bell rang.  He got slowly up and opened the door.

“Grandpa!” the children yelled and started to hug him.

spring meets winter
vitality and wisdom
laughter in the snow