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

wild-field

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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Wake Forest University Press was founded in 1976 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Exclusively publishing Irish poetry, we are a small academic press and the premier publisher of Irish poetry in North America. We still reside in Winston-Salem as a part of Wake Forest University, and continue to publish culturally-rich literature.
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2 Responses to Poem of the Week: “Not Weeding” by Paula Meehan

  1. Budi says:

    Nice write-up Sir

  2. A really good short poem. nice work sir.
    do my assignment UK

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