Queen Anne

NaPoWriMo Day 5: write a poem inspired by, or using the names of, heirloom plants.

Lacy-soft, delicate and fine you sway

above the commoners below;

black-eyed Susan, butterfly weed and yarrow
raise their faces in honor to your beauty.
Chastely white, proud and tall, the amethyst jewel
nestled in your bosom proclaims your royalty.

Fine wild queen, hold your ground!
Long you have reigned, with strong, sturdy roots,
a stem wiry and tough.
In your world only the strong survive,
but you withstand sun and drought,
still every inch the lady, every inch the queen,
dancing in the meadow
in the summer’s golden breeze.

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About grannysu

storyteller, writer, poet, gardener, countrywoman
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