Urban Physic Garden

 

Tansy



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

hold me at the door by pulse points
hold me to memorials     their yellow
love me love me not     over     & bald
to the fuzz of keeping going     where
immortality is a bitter gong     played
in multiples     strewed     this way of
all flesh     bitter to keep the bugs
off     & purged of worms & wounds
creeping & orient     cow     gall in
terminal cluster     brings the blood
on    running high & cheerful     out
lasts     desire to keep things smooth
& death buttered     springs from winter
die-back     is not fussy where it grows
 
 
Carol Watts
(From Herbarium, a new poetry anthology. Launch and reading 22 July)

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