This poem, “A Vine of Cute Design” is a companion poem to “A Weed of Design”
I never knew about it, this vine so new to me–
My friend said, “Look how pretty!” and I bought it just to see
The blooms that grew upon the plant; they looked like candy corn!
I couldn’t wait to see it filled with yellow buds, and orange.
I took such good care of it, but it was not to be…
The vine curled up and died; no blossoms did I see.
The next year I determined to give another chance
To three candy corn vines, and hoped the blossoms danced.
I asked the lady at the place, “What was it I did wrong?”
She suggested too much care, for neglect is what they yearn!
So now I have three healthy vines all in bloom for me;
I’ve learned how to neglect them, and let them sit and breathe.