Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
Between heather and marigold.
Between sphagnum and buttercup,
Between dandelion and broom,
Between forget-me-not and honeysuckle,
As between clear blue and cloud,
Between haystack and sunset sky.
Between oak tree and slated roof,
I had my existence. I was there.
Me in place and the place in me.
Excerpt from the poem, A Herbal, from Human Chain, Poems,
by Seamus Heaney, 2010.