Wednesday, June 03, 2009

frieze, elder, south wind

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Summer in the Grove, 2.

In the twitten, the alley between houses backing on to one another, I spot an unofficial elder sprouting beside a wheelie bin. It has but one brand new saucer of white flowers which enlivens a dreary corner. Elder is reputed to keep witches away from the house and, I dare say, from wheelie bins too.

In the Oxfam bookshop I spot a book of weather lore. Opened at random, it tells me that "the south wind warms the aged."


Lucy said...

Did you buy the weather lore book?

Unknown said...

Yes. Its full of curious things arranged under key word headings headings.