The Ivy Green

Oh, a dainty plant is the Ivy green,
That creepeth o’er ruins old!
Of right choice food are his meals, I ween,
In his cell so lone and cold.
The wall must be crumbled, the stone decayed,
To pleasure his dainty whim:
And the mouldering dust that years have made
Is a merry meal for him.
Creeping where no life is seen,
A rare old plant is the Ivy green. 

Excerpt from the poem “The Green Ivy” by Charles Dickens

4 thoughts on “The Ivy Green

  1. Dickens’ poetic words prompt us to reflect.
    And the photo is also very beautiful, if we look at it well we begin to reflect on the relationship between nature and the environment in which we live. It’s not just a beautiful photo: it’s a good photo.

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