Thursday, May 13, 2010

Q is for Queen Anne's Lace


QUEEN ANNE'S LACE

In summers haze the dusty roads
are trimmed with Queen Anne’s lace.
Like bridal aisles, bedecked, adorned
with vintage nuptial grace.

Do you recall your childhood hours,
golden sunshine on your face,
when you made bouquets and fairy bowers,
festooned with Queen Anne’s lace?

I hope that in your memories,
you can recall the time and place
when all the dusty country roads
were trimmed in Queen Anne’s lace?

Written by Jenny Matlock, May 12, 2010 and linked to Alphabe-Thursday'S letter "Q"

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66 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Now that is a great use for the letter Q - love Queen Anne's Lace. Sandie

Rural Revival said...

Jenny, I love Queen Anne's lace and this poem. I will think of it now whenever I see it growing!

Be well ~Andrea~

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Queen Anne's Lace definitely reminds me of my childhood. It grew all over my family's farmhouse. It seems like I don't see it as often now. Maybe I am visiting the wrong places. :)

Jeanie said...

You are Quite a poet, Jenny and the Queen Anne's Lace is so pretty. Ours is all ice and snow covered right now, so you pictures were extra pretty to me.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Always loved Queen Anne's Lace!!!

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Sarah said...

Jenny, what a delightful poem to start off my morning. Yes, I do remember Queen Anne's Lace. In fact it is blooming along the paths and trails around town. I've always loved its lacy quality. Your poetry is truly beautiful. Thank you! ~ Sarah

Cheryl said...

Loved your poem and your subject. Plenty of lace around my neck of the woods.

Linda said...

Jenny that is a wonderful poem! I love Queen Anne's Lace! It does always remind me a bridal bouquet!

mrs. c said...

i love Queen Ann's Lace, when I was a child I would pick big bouquets of it and bring them to my mother. She would promptly tell me "These are weeds" and throw them out! Oh well, I guess that beauty is in the eye of the beholder! I love a huge arrangment in a crystal vase!

Viki said...

Love the poem and the Queen Anne's Lace. Great as usual teach.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I love this poem, and I love Queen Anne's Lace! And I love that I live in a place where I can let it grow and not have to worry about an HOA telling me that I have to cut the grass where it growing!

PeggyR said...

Nice poem, I've used Queen Anne's Lace in collages. I love it.

Sue said...

Queen Anne's Lace and a good poem. Two of my favorite things!

=)

Jocelyn said...

Oh so pretty and do I ever remember these as a child...I used to pick them and bring home handfuls to my Momma!!!

Have a great one!!!

Tina said...

Lovely poem, such vivid images your words can create!

laterg8r said...

such pretty flowers :D

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Awww, such beauty!!! And did you write that poem??? Delightful! : )
ML

Lourie said...

I remember Queen Ann's lace. I just never knew what it was called. haha. What great use of the letter Q.

Right now, I am using my blog to keep people updated on Emmy. I will be back next week to play.

Meri Wiley said...

Egads Jenny,

You are such a poet, and that is such a lovely poem about Queen Ann's Lace.....luuuuvvvv it!

Hugs,
Meri

Jennifer said...

And they say "Q" is a lame letter.. Pah!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Like it was created from God's hands for OUR eyes. :)
Gorgeous.

Tracy said...

Well I never knew that that is what it was called. I loved it as a child.
Thanks
Tracy

Diana said...

Your poem was as lovely as the Queen Anne's Lace Jenny. Just beautiful!
Love Di ♥

Amy said...

Jenny - There is no end to your talents! So glad you share them with us!! :)

Jo said...

Jenny you just took me way back ... and i did feel the sun on my face ... brilliant post

Riet said...

What a wonderful name Queen Anne's Lace. We call it Fluitekruid and we have it all over the place at the moment.Took a lot of pictures with them. Love the poem too. have a lovely day

easternsparkle said...

That conjours up a lovely image!

Anna said...

Queen Anne's Lace is so beautiful. Perfect Q-post!
Anna

http://annasadornments.blogspot.com/2010/05/q-as-in-quilts-quartz-abc-wednesday.html

Lorrie said...

Queen Anne's Lace is one of summer's pleasures. I think it must grow everywhere!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I remember being told when I was little that it was a weed and thinking it was too pretty to be a weed.

Ms. Anthropy said...

You need to find a publisher!

Beth said...

I'm having trouble with link # 40. It keeps redirecting me to a Blogger log-in page.

Lindsay said...

oo so pretty!! I agree w/ Ms. Anthropy

grammy said...

Such a lovely Q post
I had a granddaughter here doing a science project
Fire Ants
She wrote about a Qween Bee
It looked funny but finally I looked it up
duh
QUeen (o:

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Jenny!!! This is so lovely! You have captured the magic of some of my favorite childhood moments found far afield, caught in the enchantment of Queen Anne's Lace!
Wonderful!
Coralie

mbkatc230 said...

I love this Jenny! Wildflowers are my favorite flowers. I love Queen Anne's Lace, it is blooming everywhere right now and it does just take me right back to childhood summers. What a lovely poem. Thanks for this post, it really made me smile after a decidedly crappy day :) Kathy

Country Dreaming said...

Such a pretty flower. At first glance it looks like a lapel pin.
Truly lovely.

Have a great one.

Melinda

Terra said...

Absolutely beautiful! It is my mothers favorite filler. We picked her some in the mountains...unfortunately it came in with a lot of little bugs.

Linda Medrano said...

So beautiful! Love it! Poetry too, eh? Darn woman! You have so much talent you could be 10 people!

Brittany said...

How beautiful! :)

Hope you're having a great Thursday lovely!

Nishant said...

That conjours up a lovely image!
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jeff campbell said...

Wonderful poem teach:-) Such a great idea for your "Q" post. The question remains..."R" you ready for next week? Peace and blessings

Jenny said...

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Christy said...

this is such a beautiful post...the photos and the poem...just perfect!

Beth said...

Lovely poem, Miss Jenny! (A+)

I don't know that I've seen Queen Anne's Lace since moving to the Southwest thought it is one of the flowers that dots the landscape of my childhood memories. Along with Devil's Paintbrush which was probably my favorite. :)

kim said...

Jenny, I did not know that is what Queen Anne's lace is. Very pretty.

Brenda said...

Oh Jenny I love that poem, thanks for sharing it. I use to walk along the fields when I was a kid and pick Queen Ann's Lace. I did not know what it was called back then. My mom always said it was a weed now we all try and grow it in with our perennial/wildflowers.

PERMANENT POSIES said...

I love Queen Anne's Lace. I don't think we have that growing around me. How delicate! Nice Q!

Julie Schuler said...

Oh, I love it! What a beautiful, wistful poem. Queen Anne's Lace is such a pretty name, too. Way better than cow parsley. Isn't it sometimes called cow parsley?

Christy said...

I love Queen Anne's Lace. When I was little we would pick it and use it in our wedding bouquets. I haven't thought of it in years - none around here.;o(

Pondside said...

I love this lacy wild flower - and I love your poem too. You captured it!

Melinda Cornish said...

it is a beautiful poem and I love the name but I dont like the flower...Why you say? because I associate it with the nasty bugs that live in them where I come from...when I was a kid I called them the nasty bug flower.....ick.

Vicki said...

Great Q from the Queen of letters!
You're just soooo goooood!

GardenofDaisies said...

It sure it pretty! It grows wild around here. I heard it is related to the carrot plant. (My friend who is a first grade teacher told me that.)

Brenda said...

Don't laugh but in NH we call that... A WEED! OMG! I swear, that is considered a weed in NH! HAHAHAHA
I am a city girl as you know so I thought that was just the cutest darn thing the way it holds itself together and then POOF, it opens into the coolest flower and when I asked at the nursery they laughed at me. Yeah, I think it was "plant snub" in action. LOL! Anyway, that's how I know. We didn't have those in PR, or in Brooklyn (we had cement in our neighborhood and the gorgeous Botanical gardens just a LONG drive away!)

jfb57 said...

What a beautiful flower that I have been ignoring for years! Thank you for helping me 'see' it!

jfb57 said...

What a beautiful flower that I have been ignoring for years! Thank you for helping me 'see' it!

Steph said...

Oh, I love this post... and I had forgotten. As a girl I loved to gather Queen Anne's Lace along the dirt road tracks by my uncle and aunt's lake house where I visited each summer. Precious long green grasses and sunshine memory. Thank you. You captured it exactly (and beautifully).

Paula said...

Ah...the weed of my youth! I picked bouquet after bouquet for my mother growing up in New England. You just don't see it much any more, or maybe I need to get my childhood eyes back:)

amelia said...

I love this 'weed'!! It has a very special place in my heart frpm many years ago.

Mumsy said...

Beautiful poem about Queen Anne's lace, Jenny!

Holly said...

I want a road trimmed in Queen Anne's lace. One of my favorites!

Oz Girl said...

I love Queen Anne's lace. We have some spotty stands of it in our pastures, but I do believe I'd like to plant more! It has such a simple, timeless beauty.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Lovely photo and poem of Queen Anne's lace...brings memories of when I was little...I would imagine that these were little clusters of even smaller bouquets...perfect posies for fairy weddings...I still love "minitatures" of anything...

Blessings & Aloha!
(I am on our son in law's computer...everyone is asleep still, but I wanted to get to some blog reading before the day begins with all his graduation events :o)

Beedeebabee said...

Such a beautiful poem about one of my favorite flowers! You're so wonderfully talented! xo Paulette

RNSANE said...

I have always loved Queen Anne's lace and baby's breath...two of my very favorite things! Beautiful poem, Jenny!