In the midst of winter cold, I received the link to a poetry prompt that made my day! Nature’s wonder, Lavender, is the theme of today’s prompt at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads website. Hannah Gosselin has provided some visual and sound inspirations.

Thought I would share a poem that I wrote about lavender some time ago at Poetic Bloomings. It fits with the theme for today.


the screen door slams

as I step out onto the front porch


lavender lingers in the air tonight

fills my lungs with precious pause


spritely sprigs of white and pink and mauve

replenished with today’s June showers

emit their secret scent to the night air

smile as they line the flagstone walkway and

border the garden

filled with white daisies and pink roses

that renew my spirit each year

on every summer’s day


now, after midnight

the moon hides from me

in a black cloud-filled sky

but I am reassured

as I breathe in the sweet mist of lavender

that lingers in the air tonight

© Patricia A. McGoldrick


Author: Patricia McGoldrick

Poet Writer Reviewer Environment, Nature, Agriculture, People, and History are favorite topics to write about. Upcycling materials into handmade books is a fun challenge!


  1. Oh…sigh…Patricia! This is heavenly, “lavender lingers in the air tonight/fills my lungs with precious pause…” as is the rest…really inviting. Today I found the book I’ve been looking for…or rather thinking about…it arrived at this little section in the hardware store that the profits go to the Big Brothers Big Sisters program…it’s like an ongoing yard-sale – so the synchronicity is in the title, The Invitation!” How cool huh?! I love your offering…thank you, for joining in! 🙂


    1. :)!!! I had a feeling we would! Can’t wait…we now have a house guest for a couple of weeks so we’re both a little tentative to turn on the water works in front of him so we’re going to save it for later when we can blubber like babies! 😉


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