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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    1. 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!

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  2. Oh it’s been ages since I held an earthworm in hand. My planting is all in pots now, no weeds, but I remember the challenge of gardens. This took me back.

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  3. Your gardening skills sound on a par with mine.

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    1. My husband has a very green thumb and lots of muscle, so I leave most of it to him. The roses are mine though; he never prunes them right. 😂

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      1. Sounds to me like a fair division of labour. 😂

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  4. This made me laugh! I think I will tell my hubby this is why he doesn’t want me pulling weeds. 😆

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  5. Looks like you forgot your green thumb! :>) Love the knotted worm at the end!

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  6. If I had those kinds of worms in my garden, the magpie and the robin would have eaten them all by now!

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    1. The robins love it when we turn the soil. They’re right there by our feet, pulling at worms.

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  7. I remember when my mother didn’t pick the weeds under the bird feeder… it was apparently real weed that grew.

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  8. Methinks that worm got too close to the opium poppies! Cool quadrille!

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  9. 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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  10. It’s a tangled web pulling up weeds! I feel your pain. lol

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  11. 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.

    Pat

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    1. Worms do that instinctively when they’re dehydrated.

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      1. That’s so interesting. I have to pay closer attention when I’m digging in the garden. Thanks🙂

        Pat

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