by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

All the grown‑up people say
Language: English 
All the grown-up people say,
"What, those ugly thistles?
Mustn't touch them! Keep away!
Prickly! Full of bristles!"

Yet they never make me bleed
Half so much as roses!
Must be purple is a weed,
and pink and white is posies.

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