Barren Brome

Barren Brome

Bromus sterilis

you turned up with me

growing by my bench

in early summer

tall and handsome

broad leaves tapering

to a fine point

slender stem with clusters

of drooping spikelets

swaying on the breeze

a weed of the wayside

with loose nodding panicle

flowering beside me

image: photogram (inverted), specimen from my sister in law Yolanda’s allotment site, Chester, July