Hello to everyone in the Imaginary Garden today!
It's Hannah here with beautiful places on this planet for our poetic inspiration - the Lavender Fields of UK and France.
|Abbey in France with lavender field-"Sénanque 06" by EmDee - Own work. Licensed under CC
Sometimes I like to write with music and a visual backdrop behind a minimized word document.
Lavender has many uses - among them, it's medicinal and used for anti-anxiety purposes.
|Single lavendar flower cc "Fir0002/Flagstaffotos".
The ancient Greeks called the lavender herb nardus, after the Syrian city of Naarda (possibly the modern town of Dohuk, Iraq). It was also commonly called nard.
Lavender was one of the holy herbs used in the biblical Temple to prepare the holy essence, and nard ('nerd' in Hebrew) is mentioned in the Song of Solomon.
So...poetic friends...explore the places and/or the plant and bring back that which enthuses your muse!
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As a reminder, this challenge will be on the homepage for Thursday and Friday so you have an extra day for creative process...have fun and I look forward to reading your poems!