Heat of day sways
a delicate beauty with resolute spine
but don't confuse lace
or drops of blood
Spirit, wild and free
is nature's way;
so why so often do we seek
to tame and bind?
by Margaret Bednar, September 30, 2018
Note: In the second year, Queen Anne's Lace has a red or purple center which legend says is Queen Anne of Great Britain's spilled blood from a pricked winter while tatting lace.
linked (late) with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Wordy Thursday with Wild Woman - Earth Grief"