Sunday, 22 May 2011

Favourite Poetry - Tall Nettles - Edward Thomas

Tall Nettles

TALL nettles cover up, as they have done
These many springs, the rusty harrow, the plough
Long worn out, and the roller made of stone:
Only the elm butt tops the nettles now.

This corner of the farmyard I like most:
As well as any bloom upon a flower
I like the dust on the nettles, never lost
Except to prove the sweetness of a shower.

Edward Thomas 


  1. Anonymous7:07 am

    Thank you so much...I delight in your postings...

  2. Anonymous7:40 am

    Did you 'specially grow the nettles?

  3. I have been looking round for a suitable patch, but didn't find these until staying with my cousin in Sussex last weekend!