Ode to Meadowsweet

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    Ode to Meadowsweet

    Early summer mornings are so sweet

    and dew heightens the song of fragrance

    with the quiet meadowsweet discrete.

     

    Meadowsweet, one of three plants

    beloved and honored by ancient Druids,

    now grows at wood’s edge as a transplant.

     

    Unlike its’ relative, the wondrous rose,

    it associates with my rampant weeds

    without any care and with complete compose.

     

    Ah yes, a rose is truly outstanding

    but its’ humble herbal relative

     is not so fussy and demanding.

     

     

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    HarverTomsson commented on Ode to Meadowsweet

    09-04-2009

    How like women are some flowers, finding love in different ways.

    If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

    Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

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