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An Ode to Basil

In Grecian myth
Good fortune springs
From all Sweet Basil brings.

It grows and thrives

In pot or ground
Wherever Sun is found.

Its perfumed leaves

Will bring you cheer
Throughout its growing Year.

And freshly picked

From fragrant bunch,
It makes a great Spaghetti lunch!

Inge Meldgaard 2005

Background from photo by Ian Gray, Australia