A Seed-n-Tree Life

Dormant lies within,
as a formidable vault,
a blueprint of life.

Amorphous of self,
coded profound yet concise,
precursor of life.

Stoic and acute,
quietly all along aware,
the purpose of life.

[It took about 4 to 5 weeks for my Butterfly Pea (Clitoria ternatea) pods to go from tender green to dry brown before I could harvest these for the seeds to sow for the next season. I had to pluck them just before they could mature fully as the pods are known to dehisce violently for dispersal of the shiny, dark, fecund seeds, and then I would have had none to save!]

– Narendra Nayak Β© 2021

23 thoughts on “A Seed-n-Tree Life

  1. Collecting seeds requires more attention than some realize. Around here, I often see the seed pods of native milkweeds covered with tiny net bags, like those used to contain rice or confetti for throwing at weddings. When the pods finally burst, the seeds don’t fly away, and propagators can gather them.

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  2. I like your seed-inspired haiku, Narendra!
    Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii is a plant whose seed pods pop in hot weather. Which is why I started out with one plant and now have half a dozen. After a couple of years I figured out I had to cut the bloom stalks down before the seeds ripen. I’ll be doing that any day now. It’s too bad in a way, because the flowering structures change from bright lime green to an attractive shade of burnt orange just about the time the seeds are ripe. Seed dispersal is an interesting topic.

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  3. Beautifully depicted, as always the words that flow out of your pen.
    “Stoic and acute, quietly all along aware, the purpose of life.” – so much depth in these words.
    I hope you were able to save the seeds and they did not spring away.

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    1. Thank you so much, Theresa, for your constant encouragement and words of appreciation! πŸ™‚
      Yes, I have already subscribed to your new website. I wish you the very best for this new journey! Take care. πŸ™‚πŸ‘πŸΌ

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