The neps have turned black.
they're the same thing, right?
My beautiful plants,
how tall and vibrant you have grown
these last two minutes.
towards the light is "out."
"out" is where the freedom lies.
So I'll fly towards the -
Come, my worker ants,
Nectar waits in great supply
right over this cliff.
And, just for fun, a total nonsense poem. What rhymes with "aristolochioides?"
There once was a nep called aristolochioides,
whose pitchers were light as the fairest sock of soybeans.
A fly came to play,
but then flew away.
Seethed the plant, "well, I don't really care worth a box of toy fleas.
I'll leave "infundibuliformis," "mapuluensis," and "mentalingajanensis," as challenges for the next person
There once was an infundibuliformis,
who lived up high on a cornice,
she wished to grow a friend, a mapuluensis.
So she looked up the facts in an appendice,
but wound up with a mentalingajanensis,
who said with a smile, "I'll be your best frien', sis!"
Not to be confused with boring trefoil
these plants will patiently toil
killing various arthropods,
and rooting in acidic bogs,
as long as there is nitrogen depleted soil.
I ain't got beef with all this photosynthesis,
But I don't wanna be wearin' a prosthesis.
I'll admit a plant that bites
Is really quite a sight,
But next thing ya know they'll have psychokinesis
Take a look inside the Little Shop of Horrors,
But be careful...be like Dora the Explorer,
Cause those plants with big teeth
They'll creep up from beneath
And with their tentacles, grab ahold of your shoulders.
There are so many wonderful people to thank. First, my college lit prof who introduced me to this form of Japanese poetry through the writings of Matsuo Bashō, and who nursed my interest. Of course, everyone on TF for your endless support and patience w/ me and all the other noobs swimming upstream as we learn about these amazing plants. Also a shout out to all the insects that have unwillingly given up their time on our fair planet so that we humans may be entertained. Godspeed and RIP. To those I've failed to recognize, you know who you are..... Lastly, and before I'm kicked offstage, cheers to cp-connection for this fun thread. Thank you!