NaPoWriMo 6/30: Six Views of the Bamboo

Six Views of the Bamboo
(After Wallace Stevens)

I.
The gardner marvels at baby shoots as big as her arm.

II.
The naturalist enjoys the strength of the canes in the wind.

III.
The environmentalist appreciates its sustainability.

IV.
The squirrel is thankful for its nest-baring branches.

V.
The bird surveys the world from its sky-high peaks.

VI.
The bamboo sways and sighs. The bamboo just is.

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Prompt via napowrimo.net – “write a poem that looks at the same thing from various points of view.”

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11 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo 6/30: Six Views of the Bamboo

  1. I love it as it is (she said, green with envy). I want that bamboo!
    Mine is well in need of attention, trees felling and the like. I willingly returned it to nature some years ago…and nature has more than done its thing, become a jungle.
    Landscaping to be done this year, but nature friendly landscaping, and maybe then I can see the back fence…
    Anna :o]

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    1. Thanks, we love it. My husband has mastered the technique for cutting down the dead canes. It’s quite the process, lol. I prefer a natural look. All those clipped hedges and green lawn is boring to me. 🙂

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