out of the grasses

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out of the grasses

the inevitable

wildflowers!

– Haiku by Kobayashi Issa, translated by David G. Lanoue, illustration by Old Pond Comics

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3 thoughts on “out of the grasses

  1. i love that story of some monks who started a garden in a new area. they didn’t have money so they collected seeds from all the beautiful flowers they came across. after months of work their garden was looking wonderful and they showed a local. but all the local could see, was weeds

    • Thanks for sharing, I really love that story. I visited Victoria, in British Columbia, last month and saw the most beautiful wildflowers over there, like I’ve never seen anywhere else in Canada. Somebody told me most of the flowers came from the UK. (A lot of Victoria residents came from Great Britain and brought them for their garden here.) They look absolutely gorgeous!

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