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Yellow summer daisies, by : Robert Graves

Yellow daisies
Yellow summer daisies
Nature Photography : Nigel Borrington

Summer Daisies

Summer daisies, they’re my flowers,
Which nobody else may grow.
In a big quarrelsome house like ours
They try it sometimes—but no,
I root them up because they’re my flowers,
Which nobody else may grow.

Claire has a tea-rose, but she didn’t plant it;
Ben has an iris, but I don’t want it.
Daisies, double Yellow daisies for me,
The beautiful-est flowers in the garden.

The summer daisy, that’s my mark:
I paint it in all my books!
It’s carved high up on the beech-tree bark,
How neat and lovely it looks!
So don’t forget that it’s my trade mark;
Don’t copy it in your books.

Claire has a tea-rose, but she didn’t plant it;
Ben has an iris, but I don’t want it.
Daisies, yellow daisies for me,
The beautiful-est flowers in the garden.

By : Robert Graves

8 responses

  1. kp152

    Wonderful photo! The poem not bad either.

    April 8, 2014 at 12:27 am

    • Hello 🙂 🙂

      Thank you very pleased you enjoyed 🙂 🙂

      April 8, 2014 at 11:18 pm

  2. Love daisies.

    April 8, 2014 at 1:43 am

  3. M-R

    Graves was a better novelist than poet, I think: but there is always value to be found.

    April 8, 2014 at 6:44 am

    • Hello M 🙂

      I will have a look at more of hos books then , 🙂 🙂 🙂

      Thank you !!!

      April 8, 2014 at 11:20 pm

  4. A lovely poem, Nigel. And perfect to accompany your wonderful image.

    Daisies are such a friendly, happy flower. They are quintessential summer. 🙂 🙂

    April 8, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    • Hello Sharon 🙂 🙂

      Yes they are, love the first time I see them, It make you feel like summer has really let loose !!! 🙂

      April 8, 2014 at 11:21 pm

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