To a, fairly(?) well known tune?
grow a tiny tree.
Not much more
than two foot three."
IS it a Haiku? "R. Dunno!"
Count 'em and tell me?
This is what appeared in my bin full of, as yet, un-spread Leaf-Mould. Methinks it's a Cherry. I have a host of, as yet unharvested, Yews in the front garden and a few assorted tree weeds around the garden.
For a while, during 1995-6 I was a Fireman/Jeweller. I'd do a couple of day shifts; then a day in the Shop. At four(ish) I'd dash home for the four "S"es, namely Sh, shower, shampoo & shave and hurtle off for a night shift - twice. Then four "days off" in the shop. - ℞ - ad nauseam.
Result - dead Bonsai, almost a dozen; some in excess of 20 yr old.
I've never got over it to the extent of a retry.
WAY back in the "hists of Mistory" Alice bought me a bonsai book. It had a short verse in the Foreword:-
"The Japanese grow tiny trees
About so high, I wonder why?"
(One syllable short?)