Princess Highgrass

15 Jun

Her long royal green stem, twenty feet high

or so it seemed, to the lawn below,

emerged from a patch

                                                            –of uncut grass.

With grace, top-heavy, carrying seeds for birth

she bends in all directions to the wind without discretion.

sometimes leaning too close to the ground!

                                                            —The ancient breeze

has to straighten her up for the wedding in fall

to disperse her seeds. As long as the wind and the mower

respect her vows of matrimony

                                                           —and miss

The patch

That keeps her Mother’s Kingdom

Season after seasons



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15 responses to “Princess Highgrass

  1. kaykuala (@hankkaykuala)

    June 17, 2017 at 7:14 am

    has to straighten her up for the wedding in fall
    to disperse her seeds.

    Good to be prepared and so to continue the lineage of the progeny


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  2. Gay Reiser Cannon

    June 17, 2017 at 1:38 am

    Ah..not a flower in my mind – a single blade not mowed, grown to a royal height overseeing the lawn. This bit of whimsy is a delightful metaphor and I am so happy you served it to me today.

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  3. Grace

    June 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    I love the green, including the weeds during summer ~ Thanks for sharing this summer poem ZQ ~

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  4. Glenn Buttkus

    June 16, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Gardening too often becomes so tidy & sterile. Your poem champions a more Zen attitude, which is more my style. Yet in our neighborhood, gardens become park-like; such peer pressure.

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  5. jillys2016

    June 16, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Beautiful flow in this poem and the metaphor for life is delightfully done!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. nosaintaugustine

    June 16, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Love the precarious yet hearty grass, ruling over her Mother’s Kingdom.

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  7. Jane Dougherty

    June 16, 2017 at 6:03 am

    Always leave patches where the life cycle can be completed. It’s so much more satisfying than a weed-free zone. But you know that 🙂

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  8. petrujviljoen

    June 16, 2017 at 4:44 am

    I’ve found myself mowing around wild things that take root in the garden, to just let it do what it does and the joy of watching it do just that is reward for the stares from the neighbours! Zen indeed! Love the way it was written – a rhythm as of the seasons.

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  9. Sanaa Rizvi (@rizvi_sanaa)

    June 16, 2017 at 4:19 am

    This made me smile 🙂 beautiful!❤️

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  10. anmol(alias HA)

    June 16, 2017 at 3:15 am

    The greenery in this piece is overwhelming. But ah, so sweet, so very sweet.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. erbiage

    June 16, 2017 at 12:41 am

    Very nice!

    Sent from my iPad

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    June 16, 2017 at 12:30 am

    I keep from moving the grass and bring out my scythe instead…

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Sumana Roy

    June 15, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    Beautiful. ‘ the wedding in fall / to disperse her seeds.’ brilliant and gorgeous line.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Jennifer Wagner

    June 15, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    This made me smile. Fabulous.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. kanzensakura

    June 15, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Lovely poem. I feel this is about a sunflower although I have hopes it is about the dandelion, one of my favorite flowers.

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