TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge 7 – Box

This box was made by the Tuareg People, maters of fine metalwork.
This box was made by the Tuareg People, masters of fine metalwork.

TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge 7 – Box

Springtime and cleaning

I opened up an old box

and found a lost dream

Remember, if you would like to participate then you can use any aspect of the household item for an inspiration. “Box” could be the box itself, its materials, the style, where it came from, what it fits into or conceals…be creative! It does not have to be a valuable box…cardboard, plastic, whatever is about at home.

If you are participating please add your contribution as a link to your post in the comment section and add “TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge” to your tag list on your own post so others can find you! Just click on the speech bubble at the end of this post to access comments.

If you would like more information about the challenge then you can view the instructions page HERE

Many thanks to the contributors to the last challenge who wrote some wonderfully inspiring Haiku.

Check out the contributions for the “Key” challenge below.

https://katemartynauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/19/tjs-haiku-challenge-6-my-take/

https://wormwoodwriting.wordpress.com/2015/04/20/keys/

The box pictured was fashioned by the Tuareg People, sometimes called the “Blue People” because the indigo pigment used in the cloth of their traditional robes and turbans stained their skin dark blue. They are traditionally a nomadic people who traveled throughout the Sahara and beyond.

These beautifully inlaid boxes were used by the Tuareg to carry their valuables about with them. Metalwork is one of their traditional skills and I was delighted to find this example unloved and unrecognised in the back of a local antique store.

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