Develops Pearl And WeedThursday, June 12, 2014
I am married to a snob. This is not something abnormal in my life as my mother and my grandmother were both snobs as is my first cousin and godmother Inesita. Polygonums are notorious weeds. It seems that even their leaves look like the leaves of weed. In our garden, over the objections of the Chief Snob I have some tal, over 6 feet, polygonums with creamy white flowers. They grow in deep shade where few other plants manage. I decided to cut the flowers of one and scan. I believe that this "weed" is beautiful and even if it might look like one it keeps to itself and rarely marches forward as some of Rosemary's non weeds!
SHE rose to his requirement, dropped
The playthings of her life
To take the honorable work
Of woman and of wife.
If aught she missed in her new day
Of amplitude, or awe,
Or first prospective, or the gold
In using wore away,
It lay unmentioned, as the sea
But only to himself is known
The fathoms they abide.