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A tribute to nature's wonderful talents: a haiku
Nuggets in hole buried
The gray squirrel teaches us the value of contingency; known hoarders, they save the nuts they bury for a wintry season when there is little food to find. They are cautious animals as well, knowing how to scuttle and avoid predators quickly. Resilient and determined, they are also known to travel for 50 miles to find ideal habitats for themselves.
Bees represent a highly organized society, with roles for nurses, workers, drones, guards and yes, even housekeepers! Every bee has its place in the honeybee society. It teaches us the value of determination as it goes about collecting nectar from flowers for the manufacturing of honey. It also teaches the value of sacrifice for the good of society - the drone, which has a barbed sex organ, dies after mating with the queen - all this to ensure progeny.
Running the palace
Where everything is in its place
An ant's nest
Crafting in many places
Small little mountains
Ants teach us the virtue of creativity and determination, building their nests meticulously with silken larvae; they are known hard workers. Teaching us the value of sharing, some are even known to share their nests with ants of another species.
Other haiku by Michelle Liew Tsui-Lin (midget38)
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