Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday Flash 55 —


Growing wild in rare mountains,
               rarely tamed in gardens.
Enjoyed as food by animal and man.
Tree-climbed by beast,
               as scaffolding by worker.
Clean natural green —
               rhymes with shampoo.
Construction hues whisper honey,
               pistachio, black-brown.
Shares its name with the first
certified, sustainable
               sushi restaurant in the world*
               (in Portland, Oregon).
It is bamboo.


*Bamboo Sushi 

The Story of Sushi from Bamboo Sushi on Vimeo.



Written for Friday Flash 55 - My post in exactly 55 words - for the G-Man.
       
(Top image via Pixdaus: Bamboo scaffolding on skyscrapers in Hong Kong by yoyo)

.

12 comments:

Brian Miller said...

bamboo is cool...we found a wild patch as kids in the woods by my grammas house and thought it exotic and magic...

izzy said...

Bamboo sushi? never had it I don't believe and I do love sushi! Cool photo thanks!

Melissa Bickel said...

Bamboo is so prolific too. Great way to naturally fence a yard. Loved the journey of your words, the mystery - solved at the end. Nice poetics here.

Missy

http://missy-itsmyworld.blogspot.com/2012/08/vacation-55.html

G-Man said...

Lydia...
Boy were you ever busy with the High-Tech Hyperlinks this week...
Show-Off!!
I'm so glad that you had so much fun with this...You Rock!!
Me and every Panda in the world loves your 55!!
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

dmarks said...

Reminds me of Orthanc from the Lord of the Rings movies.

˙·٠•●❤Sh@KiR@ ❤●•٠·˙ said...

I have bamboos in the house and they are my talking piece! Awesome 55!
Mine is here
Have you a ROCKING AND BLESSED WEEKEND!!!
hugs
shakira

Lydia said...

Brian~ I love bamboo. We have one in a huge pot that we moved from our condo when we bought this house in 1998. Keeping it confined has so far been a good deal for it and us. :)

izzy~ No, izzy, not bamboo sushi! That's what I thought too when I found the site. But it is the name of the restaurant only, not a menu item that I could find!

Missy~ I really appreciate your comment. Thanks!

G-Man~ Hey, I'm not showing off with those hyper-links. I just don't want to get into trouble for not giving credit where it's due!

dmarks~ Now you got me with that one. I will have to go back and refresh my memory (didn't see all of them). What fun to see you again!

Shakira~ I have two small bamboo plants in my house (one foot tall) and a big one outside. Aren't they great? Such beauty and personality, I think.

Fireblossom said...

What a cool 55, Lydia. Pandas everywhere are drooling!

Amber Lee said...

Yet another reason to come visit Oregon!

Our next door neighbor in California had a stand of bamboo in her backyard. We used to pretend it was a jungle.

susan said...

Great poem with a cleverly done surprise ending. I tried growing bamboo on our Portland balcony one year but unfortunately it wasn't happy there.

Just a few days ago we watched 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi' - a wonderful documentary I think you'd enjoy as much as we did.

kj said...

i read it once before i knew and i read it again after i knew, and my conclusion is that this is a super poem with colors and purposes ablaze!

good good going, lydia.

ps i love bamboo too. on cape cod of all places there is a small bamboo forest and the way the sun shines through the branches is miraculous

xoxo
kj

Lydia said...

Fireblossom~ How cute to think of Pandas drooling. :)

Amber Lee~ Our next-door neighbors have a small grove of bamboo on one side of their house. They use small white lights to illuminate the area at night and it truly is magical.

susan~ Wow, thanks for that link. I will def look at the video. You come across the most interesting videos, Susan!

kj~ I am humbled that you think this is a super poem. For saying such a nice thing to me I will take you to Bamboo Sushi if you ever visit this area!

ShareThis

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails