Big bright peony hanging lowly
You began as a bud and revealed yourself slowly
Smelling sweetly beneath the afternoon sun,
Calling bumble bees, their pollen spun
Upon their legs, in their little sacs
They work fiercely, tiny wings on their backs
I wait each year for your blossom to bloom
I pick one flower and place it in my room
In a vase by my bed, where your perfume lingers
As an elixir for the soul, its scent like singers
Whispering, “Sleep well, my friend, good soul to the earth; tonight you shall dream, tomorrow you’ll mirth.”
You take its picture
In lots of different places
To show how pretty it is.
And each time it, it’s just as pretty as the picture before.
This little beauty, a cousin of forget-me-nots, is called “brunnera macrophylla ‘jack frost'” and it has become my favorite plant ever. It’s better than forget-me-nots because it blooms every year instead of every other year. It loves the shade, woodsy settings, walks at night with a loved one, and piña coladas. It’s a bushy little plant, that grows to 15″ high and wide. The cuttings last for a week and you can divide it in the fall.
Happy Saturday, enjoy.