Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Wild flowers

A thrush, because I'd been wrong,
Burst rightly into song
In a world not vague, not lonely,
Not governed by me only.
(Having misidentified a wildflower by Richard Wilbur)

As I wander'd the forest,
The green leaves among,
I heard a wild flower
Singing a song.

I slept in the Earth
In the silent night,
I murmur'd my fears
And I felt delight.

In the morning I went
As rosy as morn,
To seek for new joy;
But O! met with scorn.
(The Wild Flower's Song by William Blake)

The good Will of a Flower
The Man who would possess
Must first present
Of minted Holiness.
(The good Will of a Flower by Emily Dickinson)


Anonymous said...

lovely lines... what is the second flower?? I like it a lot. :-)

Anvita Lakhera said...

The second one is commonly called Tansy. The first one is rosebay willow herb and the last one is Scottish thistle- the national emblem of Scotland.