Virginia Waterleaf is my latest foraging discovery. It is a sweet little leaf and crunch bud to add to salads. Like most early summer foraging, it lasts only a couple of weeks. A seasonal treat and that connected feeling of “living” off the land. Enjoy the poem where I got to know this little darling. By the way, it is called waterleaf because some the leaves kinds look like they have water spots.

Water Leaf buds and leaves etible and sweet

Food for spring hungry eyes
and thinning blood 
craving tender greens.
Pale purple passion pretty in a vase
accompanying my writing.
A boisterous bumble bee finds us
and dips his long tongue
in the glorious work of bees.
Bee and I in the bountiful waterleaf
living on the land.


About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to make our world a positive place. She believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her pen-name is CreatetheDawn. Follow Dawn's work on this blog and in her books to help fill your world with wit, wisdom, and wonder.
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2 Responses to Waterleaf

  1. dombbomb says:

    Love this. Beautiful words and imagery ❤
    -Krissy D.


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