Four poems


Everywhere descending,
the crisp autumnal rain
is apple-spiced and
lavendered with memories
that warm my morning tea.


This is not a poem
just the scent of one I once renounced.

The one I thought was too morose,
of deep blue, almost indigo.

I’d asked her to be happier.
She tried…
(a subtle lavender).

I buried her a teary night
I thought my words were lost.

But now she presses up new leaves,
a bit of hope for me to breathe.


The light is dying in the arms of evening —

swooning to his symphony of darkness.
She unravels into lavender
then softens,
dressed in lilac-pink and lyricism.

Strumming notes across the sky,
he shimmers constellations
to the shape of a guitar.

Their music saturates to night.


I dream in fields of lavender.
All four walls and bedspread.

Everything I’ve ever loved
has scents and tints of lavender.

In happy-sad,
mixed blue and red.

Through cresting waves
and lulled wind-sways,
my steady blooms still hold.

I love you as I love
my soul:

a calming thing,
a moving thing,
a singing, feathered garden thing,

an ocean-full
of lavender.

Photos taken at the Ali’i Kula Lavender Fields.

Writing and photography by: Katy Claire Funke

26 thoughts on “Lavender Poems

  1. Absolutely gorgeous Katy and with your dreamy photos and your poems, I feel your love for a color, a flower, a bouquet, and a field. This is also my favorite color and the dark indigo one you almost buried for being, “too morose” is my very favorite:) You are so connected to your beautiful ambiance, all of nature that surrounds you. How refreshing in these dull and fearful times, to walk in the lavender fields with you!

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Karima. I greatly appreciate your reading and encouragement. Yes, I have an all around lavender love 💜 I’m glad that you can feel that, too 🥰 And I’m thrilled that the “too morose” poem was your favorite! I had that one in my brain for a while and am happy that I got to use it.


  2. What a beautiful set of poems…just like those magnificent lavender…the pictures are simply amazing….the color….the shades….the depth….the sense of that smell…your lines & pictures are dipped…

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