washerwoman , a paradox

Carpe Diem #936 Forest

In the words of Kristjaan , our host,  One of the aims of haiku is to confuse the reader just enough to attract interest and engage the mind. Using this HWT, paradox, will give the reader something to ponder after the last word has been read. Again, the author cannot espouse nonsense but has to construct a truthful paradox connected to reality or even a higher reality. It is not easy to come up with a new subject, but when an author discovers one, the haiku’s briefness adds to the excitement of deciphering the paradox.
What I learnt in my economics degree is Giffen paradox and Russell’s paradox . but to use a paradox in haiku writing technique is mind boggling . I have to retreat in the lap of mother nature for an answer .
and here is my attempt following the path of the master, Basho .

o washerwoman
why you wash other’s dresses
wearing dirty clothes

for, chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.in/2016/03/carpe-diem-936-forest.html/-

18 thoughts on “washerwoman , a paradox

  1. kim881

    Yes, this paradox has been around for centuries, even in this time of so-called equality. Well commented, Milan. One small correction – we wear clothes 🙂

  2. jazzbumpa

    Thank you for your kind comment on my post.

    Yes, you have captured a fine paradox here, with a deeper meaning.

    Nicely done.



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