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Old Garden Haiku

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I started sharing poetry articles back in 2013. Every year I share a poem a day in April.


Old Garden Haiku

Between the seed leaves

enfolded within each seed

elongates to stem.

A terminal bud

apex that drives growth upward

towards a heaven.

Plant biology

complexity of all life

miracle of seed.

To move water up

create the food to go down

work creates balance.

From sugar to starch

from leaf to stem then to roots

then starch to sugar.

As true leaf expands

begin as a mature plant


Dormant in winter

some plant hibernate till spring

to conserve water.

All conservation

every cellular action

this is nature's way.

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