It is time to be gathering greens, Dandelion, cress, Mustard, even the young Leaves at the tip of wild Raspberry canes. A bit Of chickweed or purslane will add Flavor to the pot. Take basket and sharpened knife To the edge of a field, or walk Down a seldom-used country road. You must go before the sting And bitterness set in For good. Spring is the time For gathering greens, to let The song of a meadowlark Untangle the spirit. While the bloodroot is in bloom White as remembrance of snow.

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