November 14, 2019

Root System Morphology of Oregon White Oak on a Glacial Outwash Soil

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Deep tap root with fire

And poorly drained soils, gravel

Creates laterals

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A Sciku

November 13

Like the pine needles

Quieting every footstep

On the asphalt path

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A long walk outside

Quiets the noise in my mind

In only moments

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Needled evergreens

Buffer the sounds of the road

The park is peaceful

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Gone from the office

Far from the water cooler

And daily grumbles

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A needed lunchtime escape

Prepared for the afternoon

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(A Haiku Sonnet)

September 23

Urban Gardeners

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Swiss urban green thumbs

Go green for food, social, health

Reasons, wealth matters

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(A sciku Poem)

A poetic synthesis of the conclusions of the research article

“Digging for the roots of urban gardening behaviours”

June 21

First Day of Summer

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Under an umbrella of sunshine, white clover flowers rise above their own heart-shaped foliage amidst a green mat of linear leaves. They shudder in the warm gentle breeze, stopping only momentarily before vibrating again.

Bees visit flowers

Buzzing to bring life before

Mower buzzes through

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(A Haibun Poem)