The Lesser Celandine
As snowdrops fade, and seek their rest,
A cheerful flower is at its best.
A gladdened heart will soon be mine,
To heed the Lesser Celandine!
Each bright, starred bloom, a tiny sun,
Each fragrant note, a tuneful hum,
Yellow paths will line your way,
As smiling faces light the day.
Glossed sheens welcome everyone,
Polished faces dress to stun,
Showing the world their vibrant wares,
Abandoning bashful, brushing off cares!
When skies are grey each weary head,
Folds its petals and retires to bed,
Patiently waiting for hazy days,
To open their hearts to sun-drenched rays.
1st April 2019
Our first Spring in Llangunllo was in 2018. During that time, I came across these cheery, prolific, yellow wild flowers growing in the lanes, that I’d never seen before. Their petals looked like buttercups, only a different shape to what I’d been used to seeing in the city. I’ve since found out, that they are, indeed, from the family of buttercups, or Ranunculaceae, but known commonly as Lesser Celandine or Pilewort. The lanes are now glowing yellow from these little beauties, & the many daffodils still in bloom..lovely! When it’s cloudy, or getting darker, all the Lesser Celandine petals close up..sweet!