And their uncessant labors see
Crowned from some single herb or tree,
Whose short and narrow-vergèd shade
Does prudently their toils upbraid;

from Andrew Marvell – The Garden on Rap Genius


People go to absurd lengths to gain glory and one of those coveted wreaths made from the leaves of certain plants, but those plants “upbraid” those people, even though the plants are just sitting there

The plants are also, as the next two lines make clear, out-braiding their human counterparts in that they are better at weaving “garlands of repose,” whatever those are

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