Edward Thomas has a keen observant eye. This is the ending of “Tall Nettles”
This corner of the farmyard I like most:
As well as any bloom upon a flower
I like the dust on the nettles, never lost
Except to prove the sweetness of a shower.
Selected by James Reeves for Penguin’s Georgian Poetry anthology.
Young nettles in springtime do make a fine potherb. Dustless.
And so for day 1799