The Urbanity of Wild Plants

Leora Rosner

 

Cooperation is  the wild plants’ middle name,

up against grey facades

or a world of red brick.

Urban spread amongst wild plants,

can be true development in acceptance of their presence.

Wild plants needn’t be fenced out

for they too enjoy a pole dance

helping to entice bees, other pollinators, butterflies and ladybugs.

They may try to knock on your door

and should you open your door you will spy one looking pretty in pink,

another glowing yellow

and yet another working in a close colourful harmony.

They might stand alone

or in concert with others.

Step by step

circling the detritus of the city

adding a flash of green

they begin to hug the buildings

in their quest to quietly and gently green our cities.

 

 

Photos: © Leora Rosner