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What are Weeds?


Iceland Poppy & Weed(?)

Iceland Poppy & Weed(?)

Yellow Daisies

Yellow Daisies

What are Weeds?

Seeds are scattered, big and small
Many prosper, but not all;
Some land on dry and stony sand,
Others, tho’, on fertile ground,
But who’s to say which are the weeds?

Weeds can grow up straight and tall
Or perchance be mean and small,
They can also have the power
To produce the most enchanting flowers.

Do weeds perhaps grow easily
In almost any clime where we
Ourselves can live in harmony,
Where ‘proper plants’ must be coerced
To bud and flower to bring us pleasure?

Images and poetry: ©Denise G Allen, 09 November 2013 08:54

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

6 thoughts on “What are Weeds?

  1. Beautifully written, thought inspiring post, Thanks for sharing!


  2. Important questions artfully presented for the readers’ consideration.


  3. A good question! The late Vernon Rippon of Natal Parks and Gardens used to say that at weed is a plant in the wrong place.


  4. some of my fav flowers are weeds…they are def resilient…much more so than the pretty fragile flowers….


  5. Very well debated, adee. I’ve often wondered who decides what are weeds and what are desirable plants. I think dandelions are so pretty. 🙂


  6. I especially liked that quote that a weed is a plant in the wrong place. That could be said of some people too..


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