IOI (7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

Daisies For M Lady Tara

A lawn without a weed it seems
would satisfy most gardeners dreams
But not for me I much prefer
to see a daisy here and there.
Like stars which decorate the night
these tiny flowers glowing white.
A sight which I find pleases me
much more than boring greenery.
My neighbours say it’s a disgrace
but dare not say it to my face.
They know what my reply would be
and so they whisper secretly.
About the way I keep my lawn
with daisies strewn and left unshorn.


by ivor or ivor.e hogg

Comments (4)

Daisies are so complimentary of anything green, whether grass, weeds, or even a green vase! I LOVE daisies, but the fragrance is so overpowering. Like this little flower feels it has to overwhelm you to get your attention. A lovely little 'almost spring' offering, Ivor. Lovely! Linda :) :) :)
There's something special about daisies. Flowers that you remember from childhood, the daisy chains and bunches taken home and put in eggcups. Lovely poem Ivor as always a treasure to read. Love and hugs Ernestine XXX
Oh, absolutely agreed... some of the so-called 'weeds' are the most beautiful, simplest of flowers. (And I am wondering now what the distinction between a 'weed' and a 'flower' is - who decides. It should be me! :)) t x
Beauty in the eye of the beholder.... well done Ivor