Monday, January 03, 2005

Common Imortals

Common Immortals are useful in the rockery.
South-facing Harlequins follow unusual routines.
Glossy, spiny and heavily marbled,
Painted Tongues are rather tender.

Jacob’s Ladder can be a menace and not worth the space it occupies.
Mark Gayfeather with a stick in autumn as all traces disappear in winter.

Flared open to produce a wide bowl,
A stout bamboo pole is inserted
Into the Hellbore.

Hawksbeard appears in nobody’s list of favorites.
It isn’t bold enough to attract that sort of attention.

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