Never Wasted

Tracy Aston
Jun 18, 2019 · 2 min read

Photography & Tanka Poem

© Tracy Aston 2019

These photos were taken around the edges of a disused car park, apart from the one above which is a neighbourhood wall.

Many people would consider the ground on which these plants and flowers are growing to be wasteland. Nothing could be further from the truth.

© Tracy Aston 2019
© Tracy Aston 2019
© Tracy Aston 2019

This is the year of the daisy it seems to me. They’re everywhere in my part of the world. They grow out of cracks and self-seed very successfully. I love them.

claim despoil desert
what we leave nature retrieves
wasteland concrete cracks
roots shoots reclaim precious land
inventing meadows

With thanks to Dennett for her inspiring piece and prompt:

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