Spanish Lavender

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The Spanish lavender
      is all but spent
   little old men
      once so erect
      so manly`stout
   their petal now
      off its bloom
      so limp bent
         so impotent

“What can an old man do
in return but make little
poems that will disappear
like the cardinal’s shriek
when the night breeze rises? ~ Hayden Carruth

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About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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7 Responses to Spanish Lavender

  1. ebbtide says:

    wonderful imagery! :)

    Like

  2. but we haven’t run our course quite yet…

    Like

  3. …I won’t show this to Rod

    Liked by 1 person

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