Wake: Up to Poetry
"The act of poetry is a rebel act."
Poem of the Week: “Not Weeding” by Paula Meehan
Nettle, bramble, shepherd’s purse—
refugees from the building site
that was once the back field,
my former sworn enemies
these emissaries of the wild
now cherished guests.
–Paula Meehan, from Painting Rain (2009)
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