Friday, September 23, 2022

Peace

I grow peace in the purple sweet of lavender, in hardy roots that find power in their home soil, in bee-kissed blooms that scent cloud and sky. I chant of birthing green, of filling bellies, of calming dreams. I touch my cheek to lavender sprigs… and skin-to-leaf, we share our wants and needs. I sing to them of foresting stories in the soothing dark, plants hum to me of seeds in the sun and of rain in the night. I grow peace in the purple sweet of lavender, resting in scent, in color, in life.


photo by Heather Ford, on Unsplash


- yesterday, the Northern Hemisphere celebrated the Autumn Equinox. I spent it collecting seeds from my garden, and hoping for gentler days for the world (for my flesh and bones, too).  

 - for Poets and Storytellers United--Friday Writings #45: War and Peace.


20 comments:

  1. I think that is the very best thing we can do for peace – to create it around us, right where we are. Hopefully, it can then flow out to others. And lavender is such a lovely, peaceful scent! I use lavender oil in ritual every day, to create a protective aura around myself. But how nice to have the actual flowers to use!

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    1. Don’t know why I’m showing up as Anon! This is Rosemary.

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  2. This is a gentle fragrant poem. We must find peace and calm in this highly stressed world. Thank you for sharing your little garden with us.
    Rall

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  3. This reads almost like a prayer. Coincidently, lavender is a good sleep aid (a reference to my poem and your comment). I use it for that and it helps, smell it or put some on my pillow case.

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  4. your prose poetry is gorgeous ... so YOU. I spray my deep red, satin pillowcase with lavender every night. Not a 100% guarantee of peaceful sleep, but it definitely helps the cause.

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  5. Happy Autumn!
    love & magicks
    ~*~

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  6. This is beautifully written! I can almost see, feel and smell the lavender bloom as I read your piece.

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  7. Luv your lavender enthusiasm Magaly. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

    Much💛love

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  8. Enjoy the Autumn and all the sensual pleasures it brings!

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  9. Nature definitely heals and calms - especially skin-to-leaf!

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  10. there is a certain calmness in your poem that puts the reader at ease. We certainly need more of this in a world teetering on an all out war.

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  11. A gentle and heartfelt poem. I can almost smell the sweet of lavender, in your poem. Thank you for growing peace. And I wish you a peaceful and cosy autumn!

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  12. There's softness, but there's power here too. The power keeps the piece rooted and balanced.

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  13. The energy and power of the song.

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  14. This is such an exquisite sensory write, Magaly. I savoured every beautiful word. Wonderful wholesome cosy write <3

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  15. I’m looking at the lavender in my yard differently cause of your poem. Thanks!

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  16. I use lavender oil every night before I go to bed. Love it!

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  17. I only recently found out about "fairy wing" lavender with the huge petals! So beautiful!

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  18. This is just lovely. I can feel the gentle caress between plant and skin.

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