for dVerse Quadrille #124

Photo by Bruno Figueiredo on Unsplash

Who Knew

I pull out a green shoot,
hoping it’s a weed.

One year, I pulled out
most of the poppy seedlings,
thinking they were weeds.

Opium poppies, so I am told.

And there next to the weeds
is a worm – tied in a knot.

for dVerse Poets Quadrille #124 “knots”Photo by Bruno Figueiredo on Unsplash. Shared with @Experimentsinfc #APoemADay on Twitter   © Misky 2021

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18 responses to “for dVerse Quadrille #124”

  1. That’s exactly the kind of thing I would do – pull out seedlings, thinking they were weeds. One of the many reasons I avoid gardening! An interesting horticulturally themed quadrille!

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    • I know now to let them grow a bit longer so they’re more easily identified. When the sun is shining, I’m just dying to get myself outside and pull stuff up!


  2. It’s funny that I almost chose “worm” as our quadrille word. He still made it into the scene…knotted and all.
    I pulled up a whole rhubarb plant in my eagerness to pull weeds. You are not alone.

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  3. It’s a hit & miss at times.. one year I forgot the carrots, but I remembered the potatoes 🙂.
    That worm.. wonder if someone tied him in a knot to take a picture? So interesting. A nice write.


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