I am short in height
a little thick in middle
every other month
dunk my roots in cool water
they’ll dance in delight
stodgy short stature
decked out in handsome fashion
sturdy in nature
according to my owner
my leaves are blushing
This little guy was a gift and my first thought was “he’s adorable!” His Latin name is Ficus Ginseng, a young, indoor bonsai.
I’ve always loved bonsai but have never had one. Now, life is complete. 🙂
Hope you enjoyed these fun haiku.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by! ❤️
© Lauren Scott, Baydreamerwrites.com – All rights reserved.
89 thoughts on “Blushing Leaves”
Awesome! I’d like a bonsai but haven’t seen any here.
Thanks so much, Sadje! I’m happy to be a new owner. 💗
So cute! 🌿
Thanks so much, Paula! 💚
I am a huge fan of bonsai and this is so cute
Thanks, Beth! It’s fun to be an owner now, thanks to a colleague. 💗
What a sweet poem, Lauren! I feel like it could lend its overall message of appreciation and gratitude and delight to more than plants, but I certainly love the look of your perfectly imperfect bonsai tree and the fantastic ending lines of this striking poem! ❤
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment, Layla! I love your interpretation of the messages applying to more than plants too. And perfectly, imperfect bonsai tree is a perfect description of this little guy. 🙂 ❤️
Loved it, Lauren.
Thanks so much, John! 🤗
Wonderful tribute to a lovely plant. They are fascinating and your poem is fun! 🪴
Thanks, Michele. I’m happy to be a proud owner now and was aiming for fun in the haiku. I’m glad you enjoyed them. 💞🤗
They are special plants. 😊
Haiku looks easy once it’s written, but thinking up the right words with the right number of syllables, and making it meaningful, is a challenge. Nicely done, Lauren.
I couldn’t help but hold my breath until the end while reading your comment, Anneli. Then I could gladly exhale. 🙂 Any syllabic form can be challenging, but they are fun to try, and I’m glad you enjoyed this set. I was aiming for them to be fun. Thank you! 💞
Lauren! You can’t imagine I would say anything negative about your poems. I was only wondering if I would be able to write something like this. It’s quite the undertaking. Mostly I stick to little fun ditties.
I know you wouldn’t, Anneli. That was my self-doubt “speaking.” So sorry! And I have to play around with words/syllables too. They don’t come easily. And I love and enjoy your little fun ditties. ❤️
You have no need for doubt, Lauren. Your poetry is lovely. And thanks for taking the time to enjoy my ditties along the way.
Thanks so much, Anneli. I appreciate your kind words. And I love your poetry and photos. Another nature lover so everything you post resonates. 🥰
Love your bonsai and Haiku, Lauren. Wishing you a wonderful Birthday weekend with lots of fun and much love and hugs. xXx 💗✨🎂🦋🌼💓😘🌹
Thanks so much, Jane, for all your wishes here and on fb. I had a great day yesterday and will share our adventure here in a few days. And more celebrating today. 🎉🎂
Sending love and hugs to you, dear friend. ❤️🌻🦋🌺💝
The little guy looks nice. I had friends who were very into bonsai and I grew to understand and like the art. Enjoy.
Thanks, Andrew. I think we will get along just fine. “He” seems easy to care for which is good because my thumb is far from green. 😀
Roots dance with delight,
Leaves blush with pleasure,
Lauren writes fun haiku
Thanks for the smiles, Curt. I’m glad you enjoyed! Fun was my intention. 🙂
So cute, Lauren. Love your haiku 🙂
Thanks so much, Barbara! 💗
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Thanks so much, John. I’m glad you liked this bonsai post. 🙂
You are very welcome.
What a wonderful birthday gift, Lauren! I love bonsai too!
Beautiful poem, my dear friend!
Thanks, my dear friend! I love this gift! So cute and I’ve always wanted one but never bought one. She knows my love of nature. Hugs to you! 🎄❤️❤️❤️❤️🤗
…and many more hugs back!
Thanks for all your wishes here and on fb also! More big hugs coming your way, and I hope your day was as special as you! 🥰🦋🌷💖🪴🌹
It was… well, with the exception of DST! Today we lost our hour too! Talk about messing with our biorhythms! 🙄🤣
That’s great, except I know! 🙂 It’s crazy and takes time for the mind and body to adjust. Sending hugs! 🤗😘🤪💝💝💝💝💐
…and more hugs to you!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
That’s lovely! 🪴🥰
Thanks very much, Jeff! Hope all is well with you! 🥰
You’re most welcome, Lauren! All is well, thank you. I hope you are well too! 🥰
That’s a very cool bansai! I greatly enjoyed the haiku introducing him to us.
I’m glad you found him pretty cool too, Liz. And thanks for your kind words about the haiku. I wanted to write something fun. 🥰
You’re welcome, Lauren. We all need a little poetry play every now and again.
So lovely, pure and simple, Lauren! I really must add plants to my home environment. The visualization through your words is wonderful!
Thanks, Don! I appreciate your beautiful words. I’m happy with this new addition. And I couldn’t help write something fun. 😊
Lauren, your Bonsai is so lovely and somehow welcoming. I had several Bonsais in my previous abode and you have inspired me to get a new one.
Got Aiplant for Xmas and my son gave me a big Peace Lily .
You keep talking to your yours.🤗
Hi Miriam, I’m so happy to be the owner of a bonsai. My colleague knows how much I love nature and this little guy is perfect. Peace Lilies are beautiful too. Enjoy, and thanks for your visit. 🥰
wonderful haiku Lauren!
Thanks, Carol Anne! I’m glad you enjoyed this fun set of haiku, and I appreciate your visit! ❤️
Beautiful – both your new gift and the poetry it inspired. 💛
Thanks for your lovely words, Balroop. It seems poetry is always around the corner, ready to be written. 🙂 💜
Cool indoor bonsai 😊
Thank you! 🙂
The Japanese make bonsai a work of art and pour love into those creations.
I can see why, Ian. They are beautiful and adorable, and I love this gift. 🙂
Blushing Leaves so marvelous poem ❤️🙏🌹The tree and it’s growth so amazing , very rare to see !! Thank you for sharing dear friend 🌹🙏❤️🌹
Thanks, Thattamma! I’m so glad you liked this cute bonsai and my fun haiku. I appreciate your lovely words. ❤️🤗❤️🤗
🌹🙏🥰🌹so welcome dear friend 👏
Thank you! 🙏🏻💕
A lovely set of haiku to go with a pretty plant, Lauren.
Thanks for your lovely comment, Robbie! I love this adorable bonsai. 🥰💕
Thank you for stopping by! 🙏🏻
Now your life is complete. That warmed me from the inside. Loveloved 👏
Thanks, Selma! It’s fun to have a bonsai. A great gift from a colleague who knows my love for nature. 💗🪴
That the more precious. Lovely. XoXo
A unique looking plant.
Unique and adorable 😊 Thanks, Binky!
Such a pretty plant! He looks quite happy with his new digs. A fun poem, Lauren.
Thanks, Diana. I think he’s pretty happy and so am I. 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed the haiku. Fun to write. Happy Monday! 🥰
My leaves are blushing so beautiful and lovely lines written Lauren. Nature is always welcoming 🙂🙂
Thank you, Kamal, and you’re so right. Nature always welcomes and inspires. I appreciate your lovely comment. ❤️💐🪴
Yes absolutely true that is the beauty of nature. Always welcome dear Lauren ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Wonderful tribute to a lovely plant. They are fascinating and your poem is fun!
Thanks so much for your kind words, Tyler!
Enjoyed it a lot Lauren. I love the way poetry can enchant the little things of life! ❤️
Thanks so much, Marie, and that’s one of the things I love about poetry too. 🙂 Hugs ❤️
I enjoy how your haiku fit together to create such a wonderful poem on self-love. Thank you for sharing these.
Thanks for your wonderful comment, Steve. I’m glad you enjoyed my haiku.
Love the Haiku & the plant!
happy weekend, Lauren!
Thanks again for your visits and lovely words, Resa. Happy weekend to you too! ❤️🌻🥰
Wonderful haiku! Currently in Missouri, our State Poet Laureate, Maryfrances Wagner, is spearheading a state-wide Haiku project. It’s been great fun!
Thanks so much, Barbara, and that project sounds like a great opportunity and lots of fun! This bonsai was a gift and I was inspired in no time to write about it. Thanks again! 💗