Sweet Lavender

 I Love Thee For

Your odoriferous rouse
my wee purple flower.
Your variation of use,
your extraordinary power.
Ice cream, lemonade, perfume, lotion for hands and knee;
vinegar for cooking, relief from sunburn’s tears;
medicinal aromatic oils and calming fragrant tea.
Oh, sweet lavender, I’m so glad you’re here,
along with the mountains and ocean I hold dear.
                                                                  -p.o.martig