Martin and I visited Denver’s botanic gardens recently. It was a marvelous experience as such visits are. Usually bonsai exhibits thrill me but the tag on this sweet little tree startled me into another perspective.
“In training since 1985” read the info above the tree’s Latin and English names. Mentally, I’ve sometimes heard “bonsai” as “bone sigh.” These two thoughts coalesced and the following haiku began to sprout:
Almost forty years.
What are they training me for?
Their thoughts of beauty?
Wow! Reminds me of Dylan’s “To be stuck inside a mobile with the Memphis blues again. . . .”
I will have to search that out.