I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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9 April 2016

Sevenling (I am the weed)

I am the weed you missed,
now grown to this tall, graceful tree
with three slender trunks from one root.

My feathery leaves, my pink seed-pods
and my long, stretching branches
rise high into the dusk sky.

I'm glad for my accidental life; aren't you?

Photo © Rosemary Nissen-Wade 2016. This photo is mine and should not be copied or used in any way without permission. 

Written for Day 9 of Poetry Month at 'imaginary garden with real toads': Transforming with Nature's Wonders (writing on behalf of some piece of nature in our own environment).


  1. Yes, indeed. I am glad for all accidental life.

  2. Lovely, as Kerry says, I, too, am glad for all accidental life. Thank you for the poem and Kerry for the words.

  3. Absolutely and I'm so glad for the YOU who sees what some might not notice. Thank you, for bringing this "weed" beautiful piece...I love the reaching feeling your words bring.

  4. Oh yes.. sometimes the weeds is what really makes me smile... I love the accidental life.

  5. thanks for speaking for the weeds

  6. Wonderful spin on accidental life - from weed to glory.

  7. Very grateful for all the accidental lives...nice, Rosemary.

  8. I am glad for accidental life too...

  9. This is so charming. It's amazing all the things that come from "accidents".

  10. I have an accidental avocado tree busy growing in the middle of my rosemary bush. Not so grateful I can tell you. Nice poem!

    1. Hmmm, yes, badly placed to say the least! I am a great protector and encourager of rosemary bushes, for their own sakes and because it is my namesake and I choose to be a bit superstitious about that. However, I would love to have an avocado tree growing.

  11. The weed that grows to give us shade and pause! What an awesome write-so enjoyable!