20 May – Weather teller

If you’re in the midst of a Spring dilemma
about whether or not to take out your umbrella,
just look for your little friend, the weather teller.

Wood sorrel is wise and will whisper of rain
as she protects her petals from impending pain
by folding them up when pressure plummets again.

Seek out her soothsaying in woodland or hedgerow
or find a scrap of home turf for her wisdom to grow,
then – just like her – you’ll always be in the know.

If her petals are open, leave your umbrella at home.
But if they’re put away, take one everywhere you roam –
read the signs and stay dry thanks to the weather teller’s code.