Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Wilt, will you meet me among the Queen Anne’s Lace?

We have had a bumper crop of Queen Anne’s Lace this year.  It’s beautiful!  I’m glad it’s a wildflower that people leave alone to let it do its thing.   Around here it has been growing along the berms and in the medians just like it does every summer.  It makes me happy to see it.

I recently came across this poem by Joan Aiken called Midnight Is a Place that has such a wonderful , romantic feel to it  and does justice to the beauty of this ubiquitous wildflower.

Night's winged horses
No one can outpace
But midnight is no moment
Midnight is a place.

Meet me at Midnight,
Among the Queen Anne's Lace
Midnight is not a moment,
Midnight is a place—

When, when shall I meet you
When shall I see your face
For I am living in time at present
But you are living in space.

Time is only a corner
Age is only a fold
A year is merely a penny
Spent from a century's gold.

So meet me, meet me at midnight
(With sixty seconds' grace)
Midnight is not a moment;
Midnight is a place.

Meet me at Midnight,
Among the Queen Anne's Lace
Midnight is not a moment,
Midnight is a place—

But then, maybe the flower is beautiful because it has a beautiful name.  As Jarod Kintz says, “If our destiny stems from our name, then I weep for the flower named Wilt.”


TexWisGirl said...

your shots are beautiful. laughed at the 'wilt'. :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Lovely photos of this pretty wildflower. And I enjoyed the poem very much.

Beth of "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

so pretty. that's for both - the pics & your words. have a lovely week. ( :

Brian King said...

Gorgeous photos!

The Furry Gnome said...

Try looking up at it against the sky from below - whole new beauty!

Sandra said...

i will meet you there so I can take photos toooooo

Tanya Breese said...

i don't know if my comment disappeared, blogger is acting up! but beautiful snaps of queen anne's lace!

Debbie said...

beautiful images, as always!! lovely poem!!!!

Kerri Farley said...

One of my favorite wildflowers - BEAUTIFUL captures!
and what a wonderful poem!

Barb said...

Hmmm - I never thought of that- does name make the plant? I like the idea of Midnight being a place. Your photos highlight the daintiness of the Lace.

Kirsten said...

lovely delicate images :-)

Rose said...

Oh, thank you for the poem...I so love it. Beautiful pics of Queen Anne's Lace, too.