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Her Royal Lacy-ness

There is a place

For Queen Anne’s Lace

In nature’s open garden.

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“But not in mine!”

Gardeners decline

And – oh, their hearts they harden.

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Tis true, Lace will

Self-seed — and still

I love her gentle beauty

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But gardeners think

That in one blink

She’ll multiply their duty.

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I spied the Lace

Her pretty face

Not showing in the open

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She hid herself

In clever stealth

With mint in our herb garden.

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She stayed alive

Two years survived

Unseen by Garden Minder

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Till recent days

He cast his gaze

And was quite shocked to find her.

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Her stem he gripped

He pulled and ripped

And stared at her in horror

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And thought he had

Removed the bad

For he’s a true weed warrior.

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I found her in

The compost bin

— This tale is not fallacious —

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No-one about,

I pulled her out

Aggrieved that one so gracious

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Should be thrown down

With newly-mown

Grass, in a heap of greenery

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I picked her up

And filled a cup

Of water to redeem her.

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And here’s the grace:

She’s fine, our Lace

She flowers now at leisure

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Indeed, she blooms

Inside our rooms

For Gardener’s “viewing pleasure”.

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If he’s aware

– Our Gardener Dear –

That Lace is what is blooming

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He has said nought

Of what he thought

And there has been no fuming

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But hold your glee

Don’t “hooray” me

For trouble’s yet a-foot

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The Lacy weed

Has done the deed

And left behind a root

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Though Gardener Dear

Does not know there

Is still a small plant thriving

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In his herb bed

The weed so dread

Is quietly surviving.

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Dedicated to people who love wildflowers.

–AND with a smiling apology to my favorite gardener–

There’s more information on the wild carrot AKA Queen Anne’s Lace, at:

http://ontariowildflowers.com/mondaygarden/article.php?id=169