June 5

Nigella damascena


Sky blue and sapphire, sharp angles and points

These annual flowers never disappoint

Amidst a sea of ferny feathery leaves

Soft delicate look definitely deceives

Angled flowers fade, curvy seed heads appear

Purple striped sage green pods house seeds of next year

Love-in-a-mist some say it grows like a weed

Returning year after year from those small seeds


(A Mathnawi Poem)