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The Flower Chant   poem  
Creators: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Marina Bonomi (Patron)
This chant teaches about Northern plants and their uses.
Posted: 05/31/10      [1 Comment] ~ 114 words.
 

Firebell is bright and red;
Its seeds soothe a fevered head.
Dig for tubers where it's wet;
Supper is well worth the sweat.

Purple vetch is short and sweet;
It helps other plants to eat.
Rub it on an insect bite;
Soon the itch will be put right.

Hare-thorn blossoms in the spring,
Yellow soft as anything.
Gather nuts and grind them down,
Making flour strong and brown.

Yarrow blossoms white as snow.
Pick it everywhere you go --
Good for cramps and colds and flu,
Everything that troubles you.

Sweet reed puts up golden blooms
High above on swaying plumes.
Cut the pale reeds that you see:
Sugar treats for you and me!

Author's Notes

This poem came from the May 12, 2010 Muse Fusion. It was inspired and sponsored by Marina Bonomi. Each verse describes a plant that grows in the North, along with its uses. Note that some of these (firebell, hare-thorn, sweet reed) are unique to Torn World while others (purple vetch, yarrow) also appear on Earth in northerly regions.


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