Saint Milkweed

Saint Milkweed (aka Steven Budden) is a songwriter and acoustic performer known for his acoustic - guitar based performances and songs.. 

Armed with just a guitar, Saint Milkweed delivers his haunting original songs with a rare authenticity. Elements of folk, classical, blues, and bluegrass bleed together.

Saint Milkweed guitar
Anonymous as cherubs
Over the crib of God,
White seeds are floating
Out of my burst pod.
What power had I
Before I learned to yield?
Shatter me, great wind:
I shall possess the field.
- Richard Wilbur

saint milkweed


(sānt) noun

  1. a person acknowledged as holy or virtuous and typically regarded as being in heaven after death.

Origin of 'SAINT'

Middle English, from Anglo-French seint, saint, from Late Latin sanctus, from Latin, sacred, from past participle of sancire to make sacred. 

First Known Use: 13th century



Asclepias L. (1753), the milkweed, is an American genus of herbaceous perennial plant.

It was after Asclepius, the Greek god of healing, because of the many folk-medicinal uses for milkweed.

The seeds, which are arranged in overlapping rows, bear a cluster white, silky, filament-like hairs known as the “plume” or “silk”. The follicles ripen and split open, and the seeds, each carried by its coma, are blown by the wind.

Milkweed is named for its milky sap

Some species are known to be toxic.

(from wikipedia) 

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