Herb Song

Herb Song

A Poem by Neville
"

tis what it say's on the tin..

"

Herb Song

 

I note where once her

Feet and skirts caressed

The meadow lightly

 

There the scent of wild

Herbs rose to satisfy the

Senses and then did follow

 

Wild mint and oregano

Each scythe scared yet served

To perfume my ladies hem

 

Mowed and harvested before

A pre dawn swift departure

And leaving not a scar behind

 

Sweet lemon balm and sage

When placed upon

The pulse of lovers then

 

Did serve to rouse and

Please then calm

The most ardent of libidos

 

Yes where her

Feet and skirts caressed

The meadow lightly

 

Twas there the very scent

And taste of wild herbs rose

To treat their bodies fondly

 

 

© 2019 Neville


Author's Note

Neville
for a friend who knows her snathe from her beard as well as I but whom I presume smells infinitely sweeter ... N :)

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So stoked to read your herb poem, Neville. It is much more romantic than my solitary ode to land. I just mentioned on one of Gram's poems that I like to see how different people interpret different ideas or words and I feel that here too. Poetry is like a bottomless well. Give every poet a subject and you'll have an unfathomable amount of unique responses.

There's a lovely peace to this. The open field and the fragrances gifted by earth when it is left to do its own thing...and then the human connection. That edge of the story makes me think of medieval lovers. Stealing away to be alone at work. It's a lovely image and a little slice of the world where all seems right.

A beautiful poem.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Eilis

2 Weeks Ago

Great to see this poem again, N. Can't believe it's been almost a year since you wrote this. Still f.. read more
Neville

2 Weeks Ago


I am absolutely delighted that you checked in again my friend.. and yes.. time just flashes .. read more
Eilis

2 Weeks Ago

I’m hanging in there. It is summer again and the scythe is in full operation. In spite of everythi.. read more



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Loved the sensual, intoxicating journey you took me on. Scent can be so overwhelming, overpowering.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

1 Week Ago


thanks for stopping to consider these words .. much appreciated and true...
Pestonjee

6 Days Ago

Truly enjoyed dear friend!
Ah, in the field with a lover perhaps after a picnic. A book of poetry would no doubt be part of this scenario....and her feet in the grass with yours. Suggestive and yet innocent, Neville. I liked it. Lydi**

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

1 Week Ago


I am delighted you alighted upon this Herb Song of mine Lydi**..

I have this.. read more
Lydia

1 Week Ago

Scratch and sniff poetry? LOL
Neville

1 Week Ago


yeah.. a bit like smellyvision :)
"Herb Song" it is .. sung in the key of scents and orchestrated in lover. kind of jealous my friend .. that image of her feet and hem lightly brushing the meadow is absolutely sublime .. intoxicating in the mint and oregano ... the lemon balm and sage .. those combinations in contrast enough to drive one wild ;) too cool for school Mr. Neville! too cool for school!
E.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

1 Week Ago


perfume as per usual purrfect .. and if ya dont tell a soul.. if ya place your index or tick.. read more
Neville

1 Week Ago


not to anyone :)
Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

not a word sir ... not a word :)
Herbs are a comfort in the garden of Eden, being replaced for the apple which turned out to be a lethal potion for ardent libidos. I notice also that Herb Song can be changed to,'' Bongs Her'' this is a great use of herbs if you ask me. All in all a very healthy poem, Sir.



Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

2 Weeks Ago


you got me chuckling here and with a severe case of the munchies coming over me... cheers P.. read more
This is a delight to the olfactory senses and so easy on the eyes. A marvelous ode to what must be a very special person. I am afraid if I met them, my first inclination would be to smell their hair....I am only a man Neville and not much of one of those. I love your voice my brother, it soothes me and it brings me news of your world. To beat the band for sure.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

2 Weeks Ago


The nose and almost all it contains is a very special organ and being a bloke sir, you will .. read more
all i have to say is LOL,
Wonderful written

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

2 Weeks Ago


what more could a guy ask.... thank you kindly n true :)
And now that your title has grabbed all the stoners attention, you have opened a door to a surprising and delightful scene of peace and calm, from scented field to page. Done impeccably, as ever.
And now the scene has played, I conjure images of maids scurrying to arrange tiffin, whatever that may be 😀
Superbly done Sir. A plus.


Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

2 Weeks Ago


Now there's summat ya dont come across every day.. unless ya live in Injah sir.. cant thank .. read more
Lorry

2 Weeks Ago

Na, you're still well in credit mate 😀
Neville

2 Weeks Ago


You are just too kind, I'm well in up here 😀
dear Nev... An Herb Garden for a Lady to dance about...
her Hem lightly touching Oregano and thyme... sweet lemon balm and sage...
an aphrodisiac of persuasion where earthly delights linger in a misty meadow.
A Gourmet's version of Midsummer Night's Dream. truly, Pat

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

2 Weeks Ago


Bloomin lovely to hear your thoughts on my Herb Song Pat & true... My thanks are scented on .. read more
It feels like you painted a beautiful scenery of meadow-scape. The details were colorful, I can smell the fragrance of the land, the herbs and everything as I read the lines. The scared emotions of scythe but realizing how its service can help enrich the look of the view.
This one made me get lost in its painting, now I just want to spend hours there and observe the beauty and smell the nature's perfume.
Hope no one will disturb me :D

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

2 Weeks Ago


How very kind of you my friend... a much appreciated appraisal of my little scented scribble.. read more
Crafty freeverse, written in essence, the reader can really gets an awakened sense of the imagery and scents, Awesome job here.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

2 Weeks Ago


How very bloomin kind my friend.. Many thanks indeed..

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