path – – haiku

homeward path

through the uncut pasture

a scent of flowers

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15 thoughts on “path – – haiku

      1. I haven’t seen poison ivy around my house (crossing my fingers)…I’ll have to look up kudzu…don’t believe we get that around here….there seem to be waves of dominant ones every one or two years. This year it seems to be a yellow kind of vetch (still identifying) that offers a steady green and delicate yellow smattering to the landscape.

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      2. from Wiki: Kudzu was introduced from Japan into the United States at the Japanese pavilion in the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia.[19] In the 1930s and 1940s, the vine was rebranded as a way for farmers to stop soil erosion. Workers were paid $8 per acre to sow topsoil with the invasive vine. The cultivation covered over one million acres of kudzu. It is now common along roadsides and other disturbed areas throughout most of the southeastern United States as far north as rural areas of Pulaski County, Illinois. Estimates of its rate of spreading differ wildly; it has been described as spreading at the rate of 150,000 acres (610 km2) annually, although in 2015 the United States Forest Service estimated the rate to be only 2,500 acres per year

        Poison ivy rhyme… Leaves of three let it be. but the root can be nasty too. As well as black nightshade and creeping myrtle (I think all related somehow) they can give your skin a rash. Folks can have problems too if someone else burns those weeds and the person inhales the ash of those plants.

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      3. That would be horrible to inhale the ash of a poisonous plant. I looked up kudzu and it is indeed an aggressive plant. Fortunately the Great Lakes seem to have been a barrier so far (apparently there may be only one place taken over with it in Ontario…)

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