New Lavender III

Its flowers were no more and it
was definitely past its prime
but it was going really cheap
so I paid and made it mine
then took it to the lotty where
I gave it pride of place
a new lavender for the herbal plot
its presence there to grace
And bedraggled though it may be
I will nurture it with care
as it promises next summer
lots more lavender to share

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Photo – Jempics

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Heaven sent (reprise)

Concluding ‘The lavender series’ from Jemverse (10 of 10)

Lavender is heaven sent
bringing peace and contentment
typified with fragrant scent
expressed here in this sentiment

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Photo – Jempics

Heaven sent‘ was first posted to Jemverse in July 2018

Summer know (reprise)

9 of 10 in ‘The Lavender series’ from Jemverse

Purple fields
fragrance high
sunshine bright
deep a sigh
Lavender
in perfect rows
ripe for harvest
summer knows

Healing here
in nature’s hand
growing on the
Sussex land
A little piece
of heaven here
oozing peace and
bringing cheer

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Photo – Jempics

Summer knows‘ has been posted on Jemverse three times now; first in July 2018, second in July 2020 and today.

Heavenscent (reprise)

8 of 10 in ‘The Lavender series’ from Jemverse

It possesses a certain
something that soothes
and reminds me of summer
with its calming moods
Just a squeeze of the sachet
when winter is here
or a rub between fingers
when summer is near
brings out that pure fragrance
that, with purest intent
and a small play on words
is to me ‘heavenscent’

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Photo – Jempics

Heavenscent‘ was first posted on Jemverse in February 2018

A place in the sun (reprise)

7 of 10 in ‘The lavender series’ from Jemverse

Our new bench sun trap captures the sun
right at the end of the day
Surrounded by lavender, it’s just what we need
for a rest from the frack and the fray

As we’re north facing, the sun to the rear
leaves when it’s low in the sky
So it’s great to have somewhere to sit and enjoy
it now until evening comes by

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Photo – Jempics

A place in the sun‘ was first posted to Jemverse in September 2017

When it’s hot I am (reprise)

6 of 10 in ‘The lavender series’ from Jemverse

I am part of the sunshine
It’s warmth lifts my soul
It revitalises and
with it I’m whole

I am part of the summer
Long days in the sun
with lavender lingering
when they are done

I am part of the essence
that winter is not
As I’m only myself
when it’s lovely and hot

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

When it’s hot, I am‘ was first posted to Jemverse in March 2016

Lovely III (reprise)

5 of 10 in ‘The lavender series’ from Jemverse

Cabbage white on my lavender
fluttering about
It’s lovely out here
and I’d glad I am out
So warm in the sunshine
on this wonderful day
the middle of summer
with wildlife at play

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Photo – Jempics

Lovely III‘ was first published on Jemverse in July 2015

Soliloquy (reprise)

4 of 10 in ‘The lavender series’ from Jemverse

Long days of sunshine
clear blues skies
sweet lavender
and butterflies
This time of year
my apogee
revered in this
soliloquy

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Photo – Jempics

Soliloquy‘ was first published on Jemverse in May 2015

A life worth living (reprise)

3 of 10 in ‘The Lavender series’ from Jemverse

I might feel a mountain
or a feather floating by
I might spill a thousand tears
as their beauty makes me cry

I might hear some music
that sends a shiver down my spine
or smell the scent of lavender
or some other fragrance fine

I might see and hear and taste
Senses in overdrive
All just daily facets of what
it means to be alive

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Photo – Jempics

A life worth living‘ was first published on Jemverse in February 2015

My room (reprise)

2 of 10 in ‘The Lavender series’ from Jemverse

In my room where I write
With my desk and my Mac
and my basket of lavender
and my magazine rack
I have books I have read
And some I have not
Most that I remember
But some I’ve forgot
I have sculptures I’ve made
from driftwood I’ve found
and other keepsakes
lie dotted around
All these treasures around me
Inspiration to find
Putting pen to clean paper
As words come to mind

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

My room‘ was first published on Jemverse in October 2014

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