nichepoetryandprose

poetry and prose about place

harvesting colour – Sea Lavender

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Sea Lavender, picked long ago and woven into a wreath

Sea Lavender, picked long ago and woven into a wreath

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Sea Lavender

 

Limonium Nashii Small.

 

1.

 

bunch of lavender, dry

picked at the edge

of the sea

 

2.

 

at high tide, overcome

by salt water, linear

leaves buffeted

as rags, tattered purple papers

echoed in oil-slick

mirrors of foam

 

3.

 

on-shore breeze, stiff

sprays of Sea Lavender

tremble

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Published as ‘Sea Lavender’, Canadian Stories 17 (99),October/November 2014

Copyright  2014  Jane Tims

 

dry Sea Lavender

dry Sea Lavender


 

 

Written by jane tims

October 22, 2014 at 7:18 am

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  1. Sprays of Sea Lavender… beautiful. Lovely poem, Jane. I’ve never heard of Sea Lavender.

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    Robin

    October 22, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    • Hi Robin. It must grow where you are … tidal flats, big flat green leaves. I have noticed it is not as common as when I was in university. Jane

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      jane tims

      October 25, 2014 at 9:42 am


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