lavender fields


Abbey in France with lavender field-"Sénanque 06" by EmDee

Abbey in France with lavender field-“Sénanque 06” by EmDee


Yon lavender fields forever

favorite perfume for supple skin

old clay jars laced with lavendar

mummy wrap fit for Egyptian.


flower heads added to bath warm

Yon lavender fields forever

cooking flavor for dish Roman;

this herb is centuries’ treasure.


queen’s procurer run shy, never

Victorian women freshen

Yon lavender fields forever

castle floors and drawers of linen.


essential oils for young living

de-stress with a drop whenever

smooth on pillowcase for sleeping

Yon lavender fields forever!


My first attempt at quatern form,  linking to Toads’ lavender prompt.

Yon is a river in the country of France…where lavender is grown.

Quatern Poem: This French form has 16 lines broken up into 4 quatrains (or 4-line stanzas). Each line is comprised of eight syllables. The first line is the refrain. In the second stanza, the refrain appears in the second line; in the third stanza, the third line; in the fourth stanza, the fourth (and final) line.


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Feb 01, 2015 @ 03:46:49

    The fragrance we capture still breath that air from the fields.. wonderful


  2. Jim
    Jan 31, 2015 @ 22:19:07

    The fields are pretty, I’ve seen them in Europe. But I don’t think I can identify their aroma. We didn’t stop the car, ever, to get out and mingle with the plants.

    Not alike but it was hard to keep my mind off the Beatles entitled Stawberry Fields Forever. Sorry, I loved those little guys. I’m still a big fan of Paul McCartney. Our daughter lived a couple of blocks from his London home. I never did see him there though, in five years. They closed the street off for his Wedding party in St. Johns Wood.


  3. Hannah Gosselin
    Jan 31, 2015 @ 22:11:05

    Fun brought a Beatles refrain to this…Love the royal feeling to this. Thank you, for joining, lyn!


  4. ManicDdaily
    Jan 31, 2015 @ 21:44:10

    Hey Lynn–very cool t try a qua tern. I’ve not done one either–Yours works well! Thanks. k.


  5. bmiller007 (@bmiller007)
    Jan 31, 2015 @ 21:00:42

    lavender def has that calming effect….i bet that field is rather over powering…i was hiking once and came into a field of lavender…wow…it was powerful….


  6. georgeplace2013
    Jan 31, 2015 @ 20:08:18

    So many ways to use lavender. I like the clay pot laced with lavender
    mummy wrap fit for Egyptian.


  7. Grace
    Jan 31, 2015 @ 17:38:47

    I love the different uses of lavender from warm bath to oils to take out the stress ~ Good work on the quartern (I admire that refraining line) ~


  8. Patricia A. McGoldrick
    Jan 31, 2015 @ 16:46:06

    Beautiful photo! I like the repetition in your poem. ☀️😊


  9. Victoria C. Slotto
    Jan 31, 2015 @ 16:18:41

    I have acute memories of the lavender fields in the south of France–the fragrance fills the air. In Lourdes, Basque gypsies sell bouquets–at least they did back in the early 70’s.


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