Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Autumn Gentian - 31st August 2011

Autumn Gentian (31st August 2011)

You’ve lost the flower since last seen,
Though more white flowers are on show today,
And you still have more to open.
Normally you would be showing purple flowers.

You are almost solitary, high up here,
But today I found you had another friend,
Growing within about 20ft but not yet flowered.
You also have more friends some 150 feet away.

All three of you, have set on grassy anthills,
I hope the Badgers don’t get at you!
You’re also close to where I saw squinancywort,
And the most beautiful of carpeted thyme.