Growing Strawberries

I wrote this string of haiku after observing the strawberry plants in my family’s garden. We have many berries growing and a few flowers on the plants. 

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I wrote this poem, in a way, to the little flower and about them. The interesting thing about them is that, even though there are many fully-grown berries by them, they do not compare themselves, and they never think that they are growing too slowly, nor think of themselves as failures. There are lessons that flowers can teach us, I think. And by “us,” of course I mean “me.” 

 

 Delicate flower
Surrounded by quicker growth
Shall be a berry

Delicate flower :
White and yellow tinyness
Complementing red

Surrounded by quicker growth
Shall metamorphose
All in its own time

Shall be a berry
Reaching delicious purpose
So sweet and juicy

 

 

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