Sometimes it seems
like I am a bit obsessed
with learning all the flowers.
I memorize names and uses
leave shapes and petal counts,
but I seem to get really excited..
when I come to find my favorite one right now,
I know it may not seem like much to you,
you may think that its a weed, or not of a use,
But not me.
I love Calendula;
its young petals and matured flowers.
I dry as much as I can get and preserve its oils,
making salve for my family and I to use.
It helps too many things to name,
as to why I love it so much.
Its the plant that keeps on giving,
easy to grow and cultivate,
I don’t have to wait years,
for a root to mature,
or a flower to bloom,
its constantly blooming,
even loving its deadheads off,
which you can then save for use.
I may not have the most beautiful words
to show my love;
but God, Myself and mother Earth knows
how much I truly love Calendula.
For some more Calendula fun see my post on making Salve here: