Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Weed by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

         My neighbor's weeds, visiting over the fence.

                                ~*~*~*~*~*~

THE WEED

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.

Poems of Progress and New Thought Pastels by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. 
London: Gay & Hancock, 1911.


          Comfrey below & Kale seed pods above.


  1. Echinacea is a group of herbaceous flowering plants in the daisy family. The Echinacea genus has nine species, which are commonly called purple coneflowers.

2 comments:

Kelly said...

Given my sad lack of knowledge on flora, I don't know many times whether something is truly a weed or not. I find them all beautiful!

Marion Lawless said...

Me, too, Kelly. Weeds are as beautiful as Roses in my eyes. xo