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Monday, July 05, 2010

Facts About Daisies: found poem

Offered here with some minor editing
Facts about Daisies
They originated in western Europe
In Scotland they were known as Gools
A man there could be taxed if he had 
too many daisies growing in his fields
They are known to grow wild and cover whole meadows
They are very hardy, often considered a weed
But some people eat daisy leaves in a salad 
or brew herbal tea that is said to be medicinal
Many animals eat daisies but not pigs or cows
They are the eyes of day and grow best in sunlight,
a perennial returning year after year
Daisies bloom in the summer months, 
over 200 types of them: Africans, Shastas, 
Brown-Eyed-Susans and more
Children make daisy chains, girls pluck their petals
“He loves me , he loves me not” as if daisies knew
Legend says their numbers could predict
how long till a maiden wed
After 39 years its seed might still grow

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