You can’t tame wilderness

von Norbert Rath

Put flowers in a vase and show
that you lend nature your own hand,
but then they will but shortly stand
and hang their heads soon rather low.

Courageous colours of the flowers
enlighten gloomy household chores.
And while routine us daily bores
they mix up life with petal showers.

But wilderness defies the taming
of whatever plants we know.
Nature lets the flowers grow,
man’s influence is just their naming.

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