Friday, April 11, 2014



In stillness I cling
to cypress and tupelo gum,
dangle above blackwater bog,

envelop secrets of those
who've loved and lost

beneath my pendulously fragrant,
cascading, lavender falls.

by Margaret Bednar, April 11, 2014

This is for "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Transforming Friday with Nature's Wonders"  Hannah is hosting and has posted an amazing video of the Tunnel of Japan.

I always think these blooming vines look like lavender water falls …

The photos I took while visiting "Magnolia Plantation" in South Carolina.  I wish I had been able to get there this year while the blooms are peaking… maybe next year.   The fragrance that emanates from the Wisteria is out of this world!  I find them particularly charming in the wild, however, they are very lovely hanging from the plantation's pergolas as well.

For the month of April, I am participating in NaPoWriMo2014 or National Poetry Writing Month.  The website is HERE.

In celebration of this year's challenge, I will be giving away a free book of my poetry.  If you are interested in participating in this drawing, please click the red logo at the top of my side bar and leave your name and a means to reach (blog, email, etc) you in the comment section.



Hannah said...

A lavender cascade indeed!! Your words and images are dreamy and exotic, Margaret...thank you so much for sharing with us! :)

Sumana Roy said...

ah the timeless souls...they do
envelope those fragrant moments of love...and i love 'lavender falls'...

Susie Clevenger said...

So beautiful Margaret...waterfalls of lavender. Spring blooms and we would keep it with us if nature didn't speak its NO.

Kerry O'Connor said...

A waterfall of flowers - the perfect description.

Janet Martin said...

your poetry is always an artistic pleasure! I love 'waterfall' too and dream of visiting South Carolina to see the wisteria in bloom.

p.s. I would love to be included in the draw!! Notification on my blog or e-mail

Kerridwen said...

Lavender waterfalls... lovely.. :)

hedgewitch said...

Your brevity here is really sharp and striking, Margaret--it works well, and enhances the vividness of your description--and you have definitely presented the alluring and lovely side of this plant--she is a beauty, and you do her justice in this.

Grace said...

What a lovely cascade of lavender ~ I wish I can smell them in full bloom ~ Happy weekend Margaret ~

Anonymous said...

They are exactly like waterfalls of flowers-- a wonderful metaphor, Margaret, thanks. k.

Lisa Gordon said...

One of my very favorite flowers, and such a beautiful poem to go with it, Margaret.