Though I’m poor to human eyes...

At The Vine School, each grade studies the poems of two poets each year.  

In Grade 1, one of the poets they study is Cicely Mary Barker and her poems about Flower Fairies. 
Read the whole poem here

Purse fairy

Fairy purse 2

For more information about the Shepherd' purse plant

"Though I'm poor to human eyes
Really I am rich and wise.
Every tiny flower I shed
Leaves a heart-shaped purse instead.

In each purse is wealth indeed-
Every coin a living seed.
Sow the seed upon the earth-
Living plants shall spring to birth."

Verse 1 & 2, The Song of the Shepherd's Purse Fairy by Cicely Mary Barker