Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Weed by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

         My neighbor's weeds, visiting over the fence.



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.


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