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Seedling of an ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona


ironwood seedling
does not strive to be cactus
or chrysanthemum

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on September 24, 2013, in 5-7-5, Arizona, Carpe Diem, haiku, Haiku Heights, ironwood, September Heights 2013, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. Tough little plant has a mind of its own and knows what it wants to be!! Perfect!!

  2. A lovely take on the prompt…
    Nice 🙂

  3. you spotted the right seedling…… 🙂 nice one…..

  4. A powerful proverb in the making 🙂

  5. have a nice Wednesday

    much love…

  6. This ironwood (me) has to remember to stop wishing I’d been born a chrysanthemum. Thanks for the reminder. Good one. 🙂

  7. Very nice – why bother striving to be something you’re not? Had Lao Tzu had written haiku, he couldn’t have done better!

  8. Really enjoyed this – it works very well and original too.

  9. This is a wonderful take on chooyoo … a surprising take …

  10. chrysanthemum nods
    to ironwood and cactus
    none of them covets


  11. Words to live by. I love it.

  12. That’s about right for people too! Just be what you are created to be! Well done!

  13. WoW…great post. Perfect reminder to accept who one is.

  14. Most people would rather be anything than cactus 😉

    A Bunch Of Chrysanthemum

  15. This is different. A plant with a mind of its own…and all metaphors that go with that determination.

  16. I thought every seedling dreamt to be a chrysantemum .. reminds me of H.C. Anderssen the fir tree

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