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aloha Yousei Hime – there is a tree here called a Signature Tree. the leaves are thick and stiff and a dark semigloss green, they range from an inch square (a miniature tree) to a couple of flat hands in size (full-grown large tree).
a scratch in this leaf produces a very white (to white-yellow) line. so it’s easy to write your name on the leaf. or anything else. the leaves are renewable – in fact if you pick one, the tree produces more clusters.
these leaves can be dried – or press dried so they are flat (tucked in thick old telephone books will work reasonably well). then they become beautiful shades of tea and coffee browns. the lines when dried however may or may not stand out as well as when they are green (i’ve never quite figured out how to ensure the contrast).
so.. one of the things i like to do is yes, write poems on a leaf now and then. sometimes i save them. sometimes i simply write it (and may be draw on it too) and let it go, to tumble around along the ground and maybe find a place with someone who discovers it.
not all places have this kind of tree or leaf. …although i think some slight variations might work – like ink on a paper dry flattened leaf. still… as part of NPM… may be i will see if i can write and release a few of these leaves with a poem on it…
along the ground
I find haiku
Rick added to the fun at his own site, so follow this link for more leaves and poetry.