Poem of the Day- January 25th

Poem of the Day- January 25th

Tall Nettles

By Edward Thomas


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.