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Wake: Up to Poetry

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Poem of the Week: “Not Weeding” by Paula Meehan

Not Weeding

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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