Saturday, April 24, 2010

National Poetry Month: Chive Bud Haiku

chive buds

trim for salad
or wait and watch it bloom -
chive sprouts
...-Andromeda Jazmon

I spent some time weeding today and had the pleasure of a five year old companion. He's the kind of gardener who saves apple seeds from his lunch to plant them in the garden. When I unpacked his lunchbox yesterday there was a little sandwich bag of apple seeds carefully stowed away. He was fully expecting to get a tree right away. He was worried he messed it up by watering the dirt before he put the seeds in, instead of after. I told him that's not the trick; the difficult thing is the waiting.


Mary Lee said...

Ah, yes. "The difficult thing is the waiting."

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