Deft fingers pull the purple lavender
into neat bundles,
soft satin ribbons
wander through the stems
tame unruly stalks.
He ties memories into a bow
hands them to me,
with a smile.
How come he could recall
every move his Grandmother’s hands
had made and finally the
the lavender bottle is complete.
Note ‘How to make an English lavender bottle – with Robin’ on youtube
I run ‘pop and and write a poem’ at the Open Arts Cafe in Rottingdean on the first Wednesday morning of the month 10.30 to 12.30 open to everyone and free.
More details please see the Open Arts Cafe website.