Random Photo: Thistle

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A photo a day keeps the Doctor in play.

Bonus poem, by Ted Hughes:

Thistles

Against the rubber tongues of cows and the hoeing hands of men
Thistles spike the summer air
Or crackle open under a blue-black pressure.

Every one a revengeful burst
Of resurrection, a grasped fistful
Of splintered weapons and Icelandic frost thrust up

From the underground stain of a decayed Viking.
They are like pale hair and the gutturals of dialects.
Every one manages a plume of blood.

Then they grow grey, like men
Mown down, it is a feud. Their sons appear,
Stiff with weapons, fighting back over the same ground.

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One response to “Random Photo: Thistle

  1. Ted Hughes and a Red Admiral. Thanks, Dr O. :)

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