Thursday, February 24, 2005

0172 Love's Nosegay

Rating: 2.3
Celandine, saxifrage,
buttercup, needle whin,
tormentil, vetchling,
agrimony, cinquefoil,
nipplewort, hawkbit,
ragwort, groundsel,
biting stonecrop, yellow bedstraw,
crosswort, comfrey,
bog asphodel,
tansy, sneezewort,
crowfoot, scurvy grass,
mouse-eared chickweed,
stitchwort, goutweed,
water dropwort, cuckoopint,
bryony, goosegrass,
ramsons, mayweed,
pennywort, wintergreen,
grass of parnassus, burdock,
figwort, lady's mantle,
heartsease, cinquefoil,
scabious, loosestrife,
plume thistle, knapweed,
bugle, fumitory,
ragged robin, saintfoil,
dove's- foot crane's-bill,
lousewort, rattle,
corn cockle, willow herb,
cross-leaved pink heath,
blue bottle, vetch,
milkwort, harebell,
wild succory, speedwell,
viper's bugloss, alkanet...

there's poetry in wildflowers
and rightly so.
Michael Shepherd
Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler 25 February 2005
and all this time, i thought botany was boring. shows how much i know. you've done it again, Shep! Jake
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Michael Shepherd 25 February 2005
Full marks, Sandra! This is a test piece for real poets who love words like elves love pass with flying colours. Creeping cinquefoil is yellow and marsh cinquefoil is purple. Well spotted. A kennel of dog roses to you.
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Sandra Osborne 24 February 2005
Twice with cinquefoil? ? Nicely strung together, great topic.
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Lenchen Elf 24 February 2005
A whole meadow and glade to wander through with a smile: -)
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Michael Shepherd 24 February 2005
Didn't want to make it personal, Pete.
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Peter A. Crowther 24 February 2005
What about poor old Stinking Hellebore? :)
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