May 16, 2016 by petrujviljoen
cold barren garden
ah! I don’t have to worry
coix seed beads in hand © Milan Rajkumar
gathered and crafted in time
job’s tears placate here and now © Petru J Viljoen
Coix seeds are known as job’s tears amongst many other names. It is closely related to pearl barley. The edible parts of the plant are the seeds and the roots. The unhusked seeds are often used for jewellery and other crafts. Source: http://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/herbs/coix.html
Linked to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s Tan Renga Challenge, hosted by Kristjaan Panneman.