Wasteland or Wonderland

The whin spreads a golden blanket o’er the deserted ground,
But look! there are hidden treasures, for a wealth of flowers abound!
There are dandelions, daisies, pink clover, feverfew,
Meadow-sweet and bramble, common sorrel and sundew.
Sweet violets, proud thistles, forget-me-nots and dock,
Bluebell, poppy, buttercup and tall hollyhock!
And all around, like sentinels, the proud buddleia stand
Guarding, with spear-headed branches, this precious “wonderland”.