THE RESILIENT FERN

A Bing Image

HAIBUN

Three years strong, my fern plant hangs underneath a Willow tree.  It seems to double in size each summer, but by December its branches withers brown spikes.  It’s such a hardy plant.

“Adopt the pace of nature:  her secret is patience.”

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

When the fern seems dead, it rebounds in Spring along with the birds.

HAIKU

It is through lush ferns

Hibernates during Winter

Shade essence for birds