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)

About wfupress

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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