LAVENDER RESPITE IN WINTER!

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.

INVITATION!

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

SPRIGS OF LAVENDER
SPRIGS OF LAVENDER

MUSING ON OCTOBER!

October has arrived and, with it, so many familiar sounds and sights.

MAPLE TREE IN OCTOBER
MAPLE TREE IN OCTOBER

Leaves of red and gold and orange colour the landscape. They crunch under our feet after they fall.

It is a beautiful month, one that is the focus of an IGWRT personification prompt for poets.

This little poem is my take on the October prompt.

October speaks

I am

with leaves so pretty

I sing

a swan song for summer

I dress

the ground for winter

I am

October

© 2014 Patricia A. McGoldrick

Best to all in this wonderful month!