rough, cold dormancy
nurtures form into life
sunshine and freezing rain
in the tundra where
weed and rose are
equally nourished


In response to a prompt from Poetic Bloomings

P.S.  When I was writing this, I was thinking of those we call terrorists and the rest of the world.  Weeds and flowers.  And sometimes it depends on what your perspective is regarding what is a weed.  My lizard loves dandelions, so we love dandelion season at my house while the world roots out dandelions as weeds.  Then the news that Bin Laden was dead came.  It was quite startling and unnerving to felt that connected to thoughts of terrorism at the same time this happened.  I will be reflecting on it for quite a while.


  1. Renee said on May 1, 2011
    Simply put with beautifully descriptive words of one of nature's really awesome scenes.
  2. Pat Cegan said on May 2, 2011
    "Weeds are flowers that God planted that people don't want." I have a garden full of lovely flowers that other people dig up. But they are hardy and beautiful so it makes sense to keep them. I often mix them with a variety of grasses for charming flower arrangements. I like your poem very much and your comments afterward. Hugs, pat
    1. Terri said on May 2, 2011
      I suppose the question is, who decides what are weeds? Of course, there are weeds that hurt (thistle-y weeds), but so many look innocuous! And many even carry their own beauty.
  3. Jingle said on May 2, 2011
    crispy and lovely. beautiful talent. A++
    1. Terri said on May 2, 2011
      Thanks, Jingle. I'll come visit soon!
  4. I thought about nature, its creative power for change when I read it :) The first phrase about cold changing things, superb!!!! Enjoy the potluck! http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/
  5. A.B. Thomas said on May 2, 2011
    Excellent write and with your ps, it got me thinking too in concideration of the definition of terrorists in terms of weeds and flowers, especially with the news the American President released last night. Thank you for the ponder
    1. Terri said on May 2, 2011
      There is a lot to ponder lately.
  6. Olivia said on May 4, 2011
    weed and rose are equally nourished.. an intense image sketched here! Wonderful n powerful too.. many hugs ox
  7. Jess said on May 5, 2011
    Great thought. Weeds are relative. We love dandelions at my house; they make good food and are good for your liver and uterus.
    1. Terri said on May 5, 2011
  8. swanrose said on May 6, 2011
    nice one .... Damn weeds my post was here http://blackswanpoetry.wordpress.com/2011/05/01/poem-flexed/

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