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Footnote:
Nature knows best:

Most people seeing a forest fire, automatically think blackened scenes of desolation, and destruction of trees and bushes - did you know that some plants and trees actually need fires in order to survive?  A number of plants rely on fire to release their seeds, eliminate competition or supply a rich layer of nutrient filled ash.


 

Forest fires rage Seed kernels burst from their cage Rain quenches – Seeds sprout

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Date: 10/31/2017 5:03:00 AM
G’day Maria: A beautiful account of renewal. So nice to read you today. Your nature poems excel. Hugs, SuZ
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Date: 6/14/2017 11:32:00 AM
So true. A lot of plants depend on fire to propagate. Nice haiku Maria!
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Date: 5/28/2017 8:30:00 AM
Destruction of nature's habitat is hard to accept; but at least there is consolation that not all is doom and gloom! Enjoyed this poem, Maria. ~ Regards // paul
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Date: 5/6/2017 5:15:00 AM
Good Morning Maria. Thank you for the education in your footnote. Yes, we usually think the bad and the destruction of a fire. But how could we not at first glance. Your entry is marvelous and in perfect form voice and tone. Honestly. You also deliver reality and a most intense scene. Well done entirely. Have a wonderful morning and weekend.
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Date: 4/22/2017 6:19:00 AM
Wow! Truly interesting! You are fast becoming my favorite haiku poet, Maria!
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Date: 5/2/2017 10:16:00 PM
Thank you Kim - and a sincere thank you for the accolade. So sorry for the late reply
Date: 4/18/2017 9:32:00 AM
Lovely stuff Maria. I live on a farm and now we are starting our annual firebreaks otherwise its hell to pay.we are going into Fall here. From my house we can watch the opposite mountains in their fire nights. Exquisitely burnt. I shall think of your haiku then
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Date: 5/2/2017 10:18:00 PM
Thank you so much Jannie. Sorry for the late reply.
Date: 3/23/2017 7:06:00 PM
simple and pretty!
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Date: 3/24/2017 12:54:00 AM
Thanks Gayle, so glad you liked it.
Date: 3/17/2017 3:48:00 AM
- A beautiful haiku, Maria - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 3/17/2017 5:29:00 AM
Thank you Anne , so glad you liked it.
Date: 3/17/2017 12:52:00 AM
Yes, I do know that, about cleansing fire. It was an eye opener for me when I learned about it. It makes for a great haiku, in which the whole process is told in just 3 lines... Great poetry.
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Date: 3/17/2017 5:34:00 AM
Thanks Darren, we had a huge raging bush fire that went on for days in the mountains, sad to see the blackened ruins, but several years later resplendent in its glory. Mother Nature Heals.
Date: 3/16/2017 5:26:00 PM
As a long time resident of Australia, I am all too aware of the devastation wreaked on this beautiful land by bush fires. This Haiku captures it all and I am captivated.
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Date: 3/17/2017 5:28:00 AM
Thank you Cecilia, deviated from the strict rules of Japanese Haiku, and rhymed rage with cage, because I couldn't think of another word, and prison seemed too strong
Date: 3/15/2017 9:57:00 AM
An excellent Haiku, Maria. Having lived in Australia, I'm aware of the bushfires and how they are neede by some trees and bushes for revival. I wrote a sonnet called "Scarred Land" in relation to the Australian bushfires and the aftermath of which I experienced on our arrival as immigrants to Australia in Novembet 1968. T.J
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Date: 3/15/2017 8:32:00 PM
Thank you Teppo. I will go straight to your site to read this. Sounds wonderful.
Date: 3/15/2017 8:44:00 AM
I am impressed Maria, you encapsulated a lot in these 13 words, and you made it come to life beautifully:) Amitiés
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Date: 3/15/2017 8:33:00 PM
Thank you Anne-Marie for the lovely comments.
Date: 3/15/2017 8:37:00 AM
Impressively deep and beautiful! A 7 dear Maria!
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Date: 3/15/2017 8:34:00 PM
Thank you for the support and encouragement my dear Demetrios.