Quotable #53: Grass


There is no riddle to surpass
The mystery of growing grass,
Which bravely thrusts its tender stalk
Thru tiny cracks along the walk,
And thrives in crannies of the wall,
And in the flower beds grows tall
And grows and grows, till summer’s gone,
On everything except the lawn.

— Curtis Heath, Better Homes and Gardens, Vol. 37, February 1959


About Edmark M. Law

My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. I blog at learnfunfacts.com. You can find me on Twitter @EdmarkLaw and Facebook. My email is edmarklaw@learnfunfacts.com
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10 Responses to Quotable #53: Grass

  1. geetssaini says:

    such a beautiful and fun read…


  2. This poem hit the nail on its head!


  3. lindasschaub says:

    I sure can identify with this poem!


  4. Nice poem. I like the way the rhyming words are used. Nice flow.

    – Jinal Shailesh Doshi
    Author of The Mystery Crackers: A Chest’s Tale


  5. Jack In The Green (Ian Anderson)

    Jack, do you never sleep —
    does the green still run deep in your heart?
    Or will these changing times,
    motorways, powerlines,
    keep us apart?
    Well, I don’t think so —
    I saw some grass growing through the pavements today.


  6. pvcann says:

    Love the poem. Oh – you meant that type of grass 🙂


  7. Beautiful poetry in search of those things which often eyes ignore


  8. ivor20 says:

    Yes ! a lawn growers nightmare.


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