Queen Anne’s Lace

Also known as wild carrot, bird's nest, and bishop's lace, Queen's Anne's Lace is considered to be a noxious weed.  However, it is one of my favorite flowers.
Also known as wild carrot, bird’s nest, and bishop’s lace, Queen’s Anne’s Lace is considered to be a noxious weed. However, it is one of my favorite flowers.

 

Queen Anne’s Lace

by Mary Leslie Newton
Queen Anne, Queen Anne, has washed her lace
(She chose a summer day)
And hung it in a grassy place
To whiten, if it may.

Queen Anne, Queen Anne, has left it there,
And slept the dewy night;
Then waked, to find the sunshine fair,
And all the meadows white.

Queen Anne, Queen Anne, is dead and gone
(She died a summer’s day),
But left her lace to whiten on
Each weed-entangled way!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. It’s always been one of my favorites too, but I never heard the poem!

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    1. This one is considered to be a children’s poem. There’s another more famous poem by William Carlos Williams, but I prefer the children’s one.

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