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from: Ladyslipper's Wisdom
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This series of linked haiku, not long enough to be called renku, appears in my book/eBook "Ladyslipper's Wisdom."

A green leg, upright,
supports dangling ballet shoe;
there are no laces.

Why do orchids grow?
Child vacations with father.
Questions buzz, loud bees.

Pine needle acid
feeds the forest floor's soil.
Ladyslippers drink.

The orchid trembles
if disturbed; when the flower
is picked, the root dies.

Surprise: the orchid
survives its endangerment.
They fill my side yard!

Their calm existence
can't be transplanted into
one's eager garden.

Ladyslipper's Wisdom

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Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten
This is renku at its best! Linked with such grace and beauty, with such poetic explanation, of asking and answering, instruction and wisdom! I would love a download! :) Thanks for the offer!
Take a bow!
Love and Peace~
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Enjoyed very much
Reviewed by richard cederberg
Delicate creations that sit as loving brothers and sisters upon the screen. The author draws these delightful poetic orchids together with the platinum threads of artistic sapience, and intelligent insightful design.

Light and Wisdom ...
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
Very thought provoking indeed my friend. Enjoyed this very much, especially the final stanza...their calm existence can't be transplanted into one's eager garden....fantastic write!
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Susan Sonnen
these haiku truly speak wisdom~

I, too, find the final haiku to be deeply thought provoking...

Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU

Wise thoughts in this chain "from: Ladyslipper's Wisdom".

The closing stanza:

"Their calm existence
can't be transplanted into
one's eager garden."

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This closing strophe takes this reader on trip to awareness.

I salute You, Poet.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
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