|My lawn is not a proper lawn|
It has more other plants than grass.
Some people call them weeds, I know
But here I welcome them as friends.
Dandelions, Buttercups, Speedwell, Violets
dot the earth and add bright color.
Clover grows rich and dark,
feels cool and soft beneath my toes.
Ground Ivy spreads her purple robe
under trees, throughout the shade;
Blackseed Plantain and other “weeds”
Are lush and green through summer’s heat.
My lawn has life and shape and color
Always changing, ever bright.
I like it just the way it is
And never want a proper lawn.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
My Lawn is Not a Proper lawn
No chemical carpet here, but a tousled medley of grasses, wildflowers, and color. My sister echoed my thoughts, when she said it looks like a fairytale. Wandering through the grass and flowers barefoot inspired me to write this: