Monday, June 27, 2011

it is, as it is


these delicate little flowers
are attached to an insidious and pervasive plant

it wants to be everywhere
it wishes to contain
it knows to control

and yet it's gentle blue flowers
and pale yellow sex

compromise me
in my wish to be rid of it

for in its most inviolable
soft and violet heart
beats the soft refrain that
is the simple understanding
that everything belongs here
for some purpose
some reason
some goodness

that may be beyond my capacity
to understand
and so how could it be right
that i

i

determine
the merit
or the value
of the life
of anything else


13 comments:

Lilith said...

Beautiful shot and flower, although a weed I'm guessing. It's funny how we call plants that grow well without our help weeds.

I have a fondness for vetch.

steven said...

hi lilith - the flower is attached to a spider wort plant. i bought it as a perennial several years ago. it likes to multiply and flourish - not a bad thing - but it crowds out everything else. the little flowers are so worth it. steven

Ruth said...

I feel this sentiment often, about things I hear complained of, yet I wonder if the complaints are only in relation to some inconvenience they present, not out of any innate 'wrong'.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Incredible blueness Steven.

aguja said...

Oh! It's crying raindrop tears!

Mary ♥ Mur said...


oh.. so nice post.)
Love your blog.))

I now spend a survey of bloggers with such questions.
1. Why did you create a blog?
2. For whom you taking him? Want to be popular?
3. How long will it keep going?

Linda Sue said...

That is a lovely , though bossy plant. I know many like this plant and the charm outweighs the bossiness, overbearing personality....most of the time.Love the last shot of "yellow sex" showing off so beautifully Moist, ready. It is the moderation code that is at fault, not those most opportunistic...

Linda Sue said...

When I first moved to the pacific NW I madly ( key word) loved plants like japanese clover, Veronica, morning glory and black berry....I had no idea!

veri word "pleed"...I Pleed with a shovel.

elizabeth said...

Blue on blue
how lovely!
how hard it is to get true blues
think delphiniums
some hydrangeas
blue bells

greetings

acornmoon said...

I would like those weeds!

Tess Kincaid said...

Yes, everything belongs.

hope said...

Glad I'm not the only one who likes that little flower..although mine borders on purple!

Okay, from time to time I "remove" some of it's relatives out of the flowerbed, but they pretty much have a space all their own.

R. Burnett Baker said...

You, my friend, are truly a bodhisattva.