Saturday, February 2, 2013

Lavender Dreams


Purple Sachet

I dream
of lavender-
soft pillows, intricate
white lace, scent of you, wintry spice
lingers


Country Road

Purple
sky, lavender
scent in wild meadows, our
shadows alongside, muddy road-
sunrise


Our local floral farmer's market featured pretty lavender bouquets today. My husband bought one for me, hand tied in a pink bow. The look and scent of lavender immediately inspired me to be creative. I started to compose poems, dreaming of lavender, and taking photographs of the little bouquet. I then remembered that I had taken photos of lavender blooms on a country road, which I'm also sharing here. How nice for couples to go for romantic walks in nature. Lavender and love, what could be better!
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The "Sunday Mini-Challenge" at Imaginary Garden With Real Toads is to write a poem in the cinquain form, which is a five-line poem in a strict 2-4-6-8-2 syllable count. There are other variations of this form, but I opted for this one. I wrote two romantic poems, both on a lavender theme, but with different takes and titles. I really enjoyed learning about and trying out this poetry form for the first time. I'm also sharing my post with the next edition of "Nature Notes" at Rambling Woods. Enjoy my poems and photos!
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28 comments:

  1. So lovely, the lines of your cinquain poems flow effortlessly into each other.

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  2. Nice and easy..and the so romantic, too..

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  3. The first one is weaves a dreamy spell. The second, a lovely capture of nature. Nice cinquains!

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  4. Anche se sono raffreddata questo magnifico profumo mi ha inebriata. Kiss Loredana!

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  5. La lavanda è una bella pianta profumata e ornamentale per il giardino.....Ciao e buona domenica! Cri : )

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  6. This is lovely ... I loved the romanticism at play !!!

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  7. There is something in these lavender colored lines that made my heart flutter...wow

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  8. wow, that took me immediately to a warmer, more romantic place, Loredana! i don't know where you live, but here in New England we sure don't have the farmer's market going yet. your poems and photos give me hope that spring will arrive soon. i just love this post from beginning to end, and your cinquains are simply charming. yay!

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    1. Thank you, Marian. I enjoyed composing a cinquain for the first time. You gave a great tutorial! I live in the countryside of New York. Our farmer's market is indoors in the winter, so we can enjoy it all year long :)

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  9. I love the scent of lavender in your poems ~ Thanks for sharing your pictures, our farmer's markets are closed for winter ~ Your words linger this Sunday morning ~

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  10. Truly brought the senses alive, wonderful verses.

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  11. Makes me look forward to springs arrival...as long as I get some snow first :)

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  12. What a sweet husband you have, Loredana.
    I just love lavender, and your photographs are a beautiful reminder of the spring and summer to come.
    Happy Sunday to you!

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  13. just lovely through and through!

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  14. I need to plant some as I love it...Michelle

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  15. So beautiful! I really want to plant some lavender in my garden this year. I love how it looks and smells :)

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  16. Come si sta bene,qui da te,Loredana. Sai rendere così dolce l'atmosfera! Un abbraccio e buona settimana,Rita.

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  17. I agree with you that lavender can invoke dreams and poetry in us with just its sweet smell. What a nice husband you have to bring home such a sweet gift!

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  18. These are so lovely. There is a dreamy feeling to the first one and intimacy in the second. What a wonderful job you did with the form.

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  19. It appears we both have lavender on our minds...wonderful poems.

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  20. My daughter loves lavendar. She grows it in the garden. I love running my hands through it.

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  21. I love this post and your poems!
    Yes, lavender does share both sentiments of wonder and memories!
    Lovely! :D

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  22. Uhmmm, sento il profumo fino a qui, incredibile come la prima foto stuzzichi l'olfatto :-) Abbraccio.

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  23. Lavender would be a much appreciated scent in the winter months

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  24. Well done! I am missing these challenges at "The Garden" this week as I am busy getting ready to put my house up for sale. You did a fabulous job with this. I photographed a lavender farm last year and it inspired me as well! Nice photos - just lovely.

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  25. Hello Loredana, thanks for dropping by! I love lavender though it doesn't grow here. Your post is just real romantic and very well illustrated especially the enclosure of that last postcard-like last photo.

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  26. Bonsoir Loredana

    J'habite dans le pays de la lavande, celle que l'on glisse entre les draps dans l'armoire, ou celle qui parfume le paté, le savon, le bain, etc...

    Belle soirée parfumée

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  27. Lavender now there is something I have never seen grow...can you believe that? Thanks for sharing with us.

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