Friday, September 8, 2023

Weeds or Wildflowers?

Studying the exquisite geometry of wildflowers (mullein, milkweed, and goldenrod) brings to mind the 1911 poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.


A weed is but an unloved flower!
Go dig, and prune, and guide, and wait,
Until it learns its high estate,
And glorifies some bower.
A weed is but an unloved flower!

All sin is virtue unevolved,
Release the angel from the clod--
Go love thy brother up to God.
Behold each problem solved.
All sin is virtue unevolved.

1 comment:

Bevan said...

When I lived in Australia people treated orchids much the way Americans treat dandelions, they were just a weed. Yet in America the orchid is an expensive flower. It's simply what we choose to value.