Monday, July 6, 2015

Queen Anne's Lace

Came across a poem about cow parsley or as I like to call it Queen Anne's Lace.

 by Mary Leslie Newton titled 'Queen Anne's Lace' and I'd like to
share it here:

Queen Anne, Queen Anne
 has washed her lace
(She chose a summer's day)
And hung it on a grassy place
To whiten, if it may.

Queen Anne, Queen Anne
has left it there
And slept the dewy night;
And waked to find the sunshine fair,
And all the meadows white.

Queen Anne, Queen Anne
is dead and gone,
(She died a summer's day)
But left her lace to whiten on,
Each weed-tangled way!

Daucus carota

Daucus carota, whose common names include wild carrot, bird's nest, bishop's lace, and Queen Anne's lace, is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native to temperate regions of Europe, southwest Asia and naturalized to North America and Australia. Domesticated carrots are cultivars of a subspecies, Daucus carota subsp. sativus.

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful poem! I love Queen Anne's lace and that is what I always call it too. There is a mass growing in the woods over the road but they are finished now.


01 09 10