House of Haiku
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House of Haiku

Tied to the Stake

What my tomato plants teach me: a tanka

Photo by Kamala Saraswathi on Unsplash

Popeye eats spinach.
Jack plants beanstalks to the sky.
I plant tomatoes.
Dauntless, uncaged, they teach me:
stake yourself to feed others.

Thank you, Deborah Christensen, for the prompt word — strength!




Haiku is a form of poetry usually inspired by nature, which embraces simplicity. We invite all poetry lovers to have a go at composing Haiku. Be warned. You could become addicted.

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Jenine Bsharah Baines

Jenine Bsharah Baines

Retired publicist with a passion. “There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it.” Gustave Flaubert.

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