This is part of the complete Exercises in Song cycle being released on this site.

"Botanical" is a bonus exercise, not to be found in Raymond Queneau's original Exercices de Style nor in the translations.

To be sung to the tune of "Show Me The Way To Go Home". More information here.

I'm pollinated abroad,
My seeds in an ericaceous bed.
A sudden downpour's given all my leaves a shock
Like I've just been dead-headed.

My fruit might start to swell
By a flood plain, coast or dell;
But I'm evergreen in my native clime:
There shall my cuttings strike well.