Maidenhair

Maidenhair

Your name is pretty
and describes you well
Maidenhair
You are a fern
Delicate and soft
fluttering in the breeze
In some places you are finicky
and live inside
where it is warm
You are planted in peat-moss soil
and misted with water
But here in the deep south
you are a delightful weed
Strong, low-maintenance
popping up in between concrete cracks
around trees
and pushing up pebbles
You are at home in shady sunshine
Natural and free flowing
and for sale
Nowhere

Copyright © 2023 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
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Sarah is hosting D'Verse tonight and has prompted us with "Weeds"

Photo by Xuan Min on Unsplash

  22 comments for “Maidenhair

  1. April 13, 2023 at 9:50 pm

    Thanks for the education, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      April 13, 2023 at 10:50 pm

      ☺️💕 Thank you Susi

      • April 14, 2023 at 8:16 pm

        You’re welcome, Christine!

  2. March 30, 2023 at 3:06 pm

    Lovely tribute to a lovely fern! 😊❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      April 2, 2023 at 11:52 am

      Thank you, Punam ☺️❤️

      • April 3, 2023 at 2:48 pm

        My pleasure. 😊❤️

  3. March 30, 2023 at 10:54 am

    Gorgeous writing ✨💖

    • Christine Bolton
      March 30, 2023 at 12:24 pm

      Thank you Jude! I really appreciate it ☺️❤️

      • March 30, 2023 at 3:15 pm

        My pleasure.

  4. March 29, 2023 at 2:27 pm

    It looks so nice, but I guess that many plants can become a weed somewhere else.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 30, 2023 at 8:46 am

      Yes, the weather takes care of that.

  5. March 29, 2023 at 4:27 am

    I agree, the maidenhair is a pretty name, Christine, and a lovely delicate fern. Knowing them as a houseplant, I smiled to think of them ‘popping up in between concrete cracks’.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 29, 2023 at 8:45 am

      Thanks Kim. It is a pretty fern and I had one as a houseplant too way back when … ☺️💕

  6. March 28, 2023 at 10:11 pm

    Love your choice of the weed and your tribute to it

    • Christine Bolton
      March 29, 2023 at 12:09 am

      Aww thanks Sadje! Its right up there with Dandelions ☺️💕

      • March 29, 2023 at 12:34 am

        You’re most welcome

    • March 29, 2023 at 2:18 am

      Oh, delightful! It’s a treasured houseplant here – I guess many many plants are weeds somewhere…

      • March 29, 2023 at 3:54 am

        👍🏼

      • Christine Bolton
        March 29, 2023 at 8:46 am

        Thanks Sarah. Yes, the thought always makes me smile. ☺️

  7. March 28, 2023 at 9:27 pm

    I love maidenhair ferns, how wonderful they grow everywhere in the south. Nice tribute poem to the beauties!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 29, 2023 at 12:06 am

      Thanks Lisa. I’ve always been fond of them too. They can be a pesky little bugger, but very easy to pull. ☺️💕

      • March 29, 2023 at 10:23 am

        You’re welcome, Christine.

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