Urban Physic Garden

 

Purslane



July 7th, 2011 · No Comments · Medicinal Plants Poetry Project

to eat verdolaga with pork & tomatoes
only in provence farmers put pourpier in wild mesclun
o bonne femme de la rue de rivoli
we will hunt the glistrida at dusk
making sure not to tread on the almost
turkish semizotu & the suberi-hiyu of absolute japan
o bonne femme de la rue des rosiers
ma chi xian ma chi xian ma chi xian
once twice three times I tried to spell lionel
richie if you have a sec cut him into 1 inch
lucky for me he wasn’t interested in bonne femme
I joined up now truly I’m creeping into his bed
in the rue de rennes in may it’s like a cot no
pillow a bed only big enough for a head
 
 
Jeff Hilson
(From Herbarium, a new poetry anthology. Launch and reading 22 July)

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