New lavender

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New lavender in my garden
In the space beside the pond
It is fragrant and delicious
But delicate still in frond

I am hoping that this place
Will see it settle in its bed
So that in successive summers
It will seed itself and spread

New lavender in my garden
It is my solace when in need
So fragrant when it’s growing
But also when in seed

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics. (Includes, in case you’re wondering, the broken head from a ceramic sculpture by my wife – Sally A Croucher. For more of her work – see Trifles & Trinkets by the Sea)

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Keith Channing
    Jun 16, 2015 @ 07:05:59

    I planted a bamboo two years ago
    At the bottom of our plot
    In the part that’s always boggy
    And the grass grows quite a lot;
    The healthy crop of nettles, too
    And brambles, if we let them
    Grow strongly in the soggy soil
    And the mower just can’t get them.

    And now the bamboo’s growing well
    And starting to get stronger
    The buddleia and laurels, though,
    May take a little longer.
    But month by month and year by year
    As shrubs we planted spread
    The evil weeds’ll be crowded out
    And we’ll have wilderness instead

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  2. Keith Channing
    Jun 16, 2015 @ 07:12:24

    Reblogged this on Keith Kreates and commented:
    I really enjoy reading Jem’s poems every day (except, perhaps, for Haiku and similar forms which my ageing brain doesn’t ‘get’). Occasionally, I feel moved to respond with a poem of my own. Today’s response was:

    I planted a bamboo two years ago
    At the bottom of our plot
    In the part that’s always boggy
    And the grass grows quite a lot;

    The healthy crop of nettles, too
    And brambles, if we let them
    Grow strongly in the soggy soil
    And the mower just can’t get them.

    And now the bamboo’s growing well
    And starting to get stronger
    The buddleia and laurels, though,
    May take a little longer.

    But month by month and year by year
    As shrubs we planted spread
    The evil weeds’ll be crowded out
    And we’ll have wilderness instead

    Liked by 2 people

    Reply

  3. andywritespoems
    Jun 16, 2015 @ 07:19:19

    Lovely and simple, no hidden meanings, just the beauty of nature, I love it! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  4. Jem Croucher
    Jun 16, 2015 @ 21:41:23

    Thank you 😀

    Like

    Reply

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