Lotus hearts & poppy heads,

Pennyroyal tea in pearl white beds.

Honeysuckle off the stem.

Roses & violets – all of them.


Cotton candy for dreams come true.

Lavender cake of the palest blue.

Saffron slivers mixed in with Mace.

Nutmeg oil – to blush the face.


Thyme to take the edge off the pain.

Ginger for the coldest rain.

Coffee, when all dreams are lost.

Sleep before the morning frost.


© The Secret Poetess, October 2017