I give you the seed to contemplate for Haiku.
Old man’s beard is a clematis that trails up streamside shrubs among the prairies. The fuzzy plumes on tiny seeds ensure wide dispersal as the November winds kick up. Plants use so many “clever” means to disperse seeds the array can be bewildering. There are wings, parachutes, explosions, water dispersal, burs that tangle in animal hair and land far away. Some are covered by berries to ensure they are eaten and transported by birds or animals, then dropped in some opportune spot for growth. Some seeds have even evolved to require scarification by gastric juices, freezing, or rough sanding in spring streams before they will germinate. Lodgepole pines have special cones that must go through fire before they will release the next generation to the earth.
While we have terminated Haiku Monday as competition, I am offering this site for anyone who wishes to drop in a haiku for fun. Please use the comment bar at the upper left. You need not give a real email address – WordPress cant’ tell, so you can just fill in the blanks with something. Or log in as your Blog self as you prefer.
Haiku is formed using the 5-7-5 syllable structure. The best haiku use a seasonal reference and a cutting word or punctuation (see Kigo( seasonal reference), an’ Kireji).