‘Mignonette’ She Wrote

and I am swooped back
to my mother’s garden
patched with sunlight:
rosemary, lavender and thyme
bee-stung with camomile

the small white flowers
of that Elizabethan herb

‘mignonette’, a name
to conjure dainty love
small secret kisses
demure eyes and smile

the dance of light
and a faint fragrance
a touch of petals
on my cheek

~ Joanna M. Weston

Joanna M. Weston has had poetry, reviews, and short stories published in anthologies and journals for twenty-five years. Her middle-reader, Those Blue Shoes, published by Clarity House Press; and poetry, A Summer Father, published by Frontenac House of Calgary.

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