Monday, October 28, 2013

Wendell Berry: Lysimachia Nummularia

Lysimachia Nummularia

It is called moneywort
for its "coinlike" leaves
and perhaps its golden flowers.
I love it because it is
a naturalized exotic
that does no harm,
and for its lowly thriving,
and for its actual
unlikeness to money.

          --Wendell Berry, from Given

1 comment:

  1. I love it too. Even remembered its latin name.
    So cheery when you almost tread on it.
    You say one of your interests is 'doubt'. Well, I've got some fore you: take a look at my entry for the fauves and such, the one I struggled with. I doubt whether it is worth alerting people to, even after all the work. Link in my embryonic post. I'c be grateful for an frank appraisal.