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,
Shares its name with the first
sushi restaurant in the world* —
(in Portland, Oregon).
It is bamboo.
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)