Cardinal vine, cucumber vine,

what say you. Can you climb and root

and hold strong in storm and wind

without your tender tendrils,

which, I observe, are not quite

so tender, rather bracingly strong. 

Strong yet tender enough to give 

at my hand’s pull. 

Wild strawberry, creeping charlie, 

what say you. At my hand’s pull,

your not quite tendrils not so tender,  

rather bracingly strong,

you burrow down in storm or not, 

your vine’s strong hold

is all.