Lavender grows by my back door.
The way it smells, makes me want more.
I’d like to plant it everywhere;
yes, share it till it fills the air
with scent so sweet and mauve galore.
There may be those who will abhor,
who find it cloying at their core,
who find it makes them ill, where’re
Is to love just one scent a bore?
Should I ask of neighbours before
I plant these flowers everywhere?
What if they breathe it in and glare
or roar at me, no more, no more
This is a light-hearted response to the poetry prompt for Friday, July 13, 2012 from Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads. They suggest writing a rondeau of 13 lines and a 4 syllable refrain, the first half of the first line, used twice. The rondeau is arranged in 3 unequal stanzas, usually with two main rhymes, plus a third rhyme in refrain. It’s supposed to be iambic lines with 4 stresses, but I have not quite captured the iambic cadence in each line. The rhyme scheme is aabba, aabc, aabbac. One of the most well-known examples of a rondeau is the poem "In Flanders Fields."
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