Friday, July 31, 2009
Beside your path,
beneath your boot,
the small flowers barely seen,
upon each spike, in turn, to bloom,
‘round each whorl, exactly six,
tucked below each purple bonnet--
ivory cheeks, and trembling lip.
Who thinks the mighty must be tall,
when one so small is heal-all.
Heal-all, or Selfheal, Prunella vulgaris is found on almost every continent and has been used in herbal medicine for almost every ailment known to man. It is presently showing promise in research for herpes, diabetes, cancer and AIDS.
Read more about Heal-all here.
"Have you seen...." is an effort to discover the unusual beauty in things not usually appreciated for their beauty.