Sempervivum, always living and faithfully present,
Stoically withstanding harsh Scottish winters
And standing firm in the face of adversity,
How I wish I had your courage and tenacity!
Ariadne’s jewel-like labyrinthine mazes,
Crowned with Arachne’s weave of silken thread.
Your mysterious, whispery gossamer heads
Hide an inner stealth and steely disposition…
Oh Brave Hearts indeed!