May Botanical

May Botanical Tina Tarrant

 

Monkshood

Family: Ranunculaceae

Latin: Aconitum napellus.

 

O he would think king monks of poison

Could add such flavour to a drink.

I put you in the wine

I put you in the food

I put you in the vase

Your fumes are fire,

Revenge shall be mine.

You deceitful herb, anyone can hire.

Violet blue of midnight deep Friar curls heads bent in whispers****

Alkoloid juices to make one weep.

Wolfsbane, Aconte under the moon

The sand’s run through soon.

Then the dark sleep