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Poetry Friday: Marigolds by Robert Graves

March 25th, 2016 (06:00 am)
thoughtful

Current Mood: thoughtful
Current Song: Stuck in a Glass Elevator by Myriad

With a fork drive Nature out,
She will ever yet return;
Hedge the flowerbed all about,
Pull or stab or cut or burn,
She will ever yet return.

Look: the constant marigold
Springs again from hidden roots.
Baffled gardener, you behold
New beginnings and new shoots
Spring again from hidden roots.
Pull or stab or cut or burn,
They will ever yet return.

Gardener, cursing at the weed,
Ere you curse it further, say:
Who but you planted the seed
In my fertile heart, one day?
Ere you curse me further, say!
New beginnings and new shoots
Spring again from hidden roots.
Pull or stab or cut or burn,
Love must ever yet return.

- Marigolds by Robert Graves

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Comments

Posted by: Linda Baie (Linda Baie)
Posted at: March 25th, 2016 11:51 pm (UTC)
appreciation

This is beautiful, whether for those winter-worn or love-lorn, It brings good hope. Thank you!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: March 26th, 2016 12:03 am (UTC)
Re: appreciation

Hope springs eternal.

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