Friday, 25 July 2008

My favourite wildflower


garden party -
I'm told not to let
flowers distract me.

Vipers Bugloss (the wonderful blue and purple stem of flowers in the middle of the photo) has always been my favourite wildflower, even before I'd ever seen it in real life.

photo taken at the Thistle Wildlife Garden, Edinburgh

9 comments:

mistral said...

I think we are both very similar.
I need always poetry, and I find it everywhere. Often I find it in the little things of the world.
I'm so glad to know there someone that feel like me the same emotions.
Kiss you

Jenn: said...

It looks so majestic standing there so straight and alone among the white flowers.

Nathan said...

I love the voice in this.

egretsnest said...

Lovely but I wonder who would tell anyone not to be distracted by flowers. :)

polona said...

i've always hated parties of the more formal kind and i could never not be distracted by wildflowers :)
well done!

this is my patch said...

It is a gorgeous blue. I am sure this is what is growing in abundance along our local stretch of coast. Would it be tolerant of seaside conditions? x

Crafty Green Poet said...

Mistral - i also think we have lots in common!

Jenn - it does, doesn't it?

Nathan - thanks

egretsnest - because i wasn't paying enough attention to what they were saying to me...

polona - I'm not one for formal occasions either

thisismypatch - as far as i know it is tolerant of seaside consitions...

jem said...

Great haiku! made me smile and a little sad.

Our garden is rather overgrown, every year it seems to beat us into submission. We can't keep up with it, let alone ahead of it. It might look a bit unkempt, but I'm enjoying all the weird and wonderful flowers and weeds that appear of their own accord. I don't know what most of them are but many are far more beautiful than the intentionally planted attractions.

Crafty Green Poet said...

HI Jem, I like a lot of the so called weeds too, in our garden at the minute though the paths are still overgrown with weeds and we do need to get rid of some of them to increase the amenity value of the paths...