Memory 2

Rose-bay Willow-herb
blooms beside the road.
I used to gather it by the barrow-load
to feed the goats.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. JulesPaige
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 12:41:59

    Nice. I’ll have to look that up to see what it looks like…

    http://www.ehow.com/how_4499650_get-food-from-fireweed-plant.html

    OK – for me it is called fireweed…and is more than a weed – no wonder why the goats liked it.

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  2. Richard Cody
    Aug 24, 2012 @ 05:08:39

    Now you are feeding only the ghosts of goats in your memory…

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  3. purehaiku
    Aug 24, 2012 @ 11:52:57

    I used to pick it to feed elephant hawk moth caterpillars – they grew huge on it! not that I ever saw them hatch into the moths unfortunately… I love this weed, well, wildflower – it’s only a weed if it’s in the veggie patch!

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