Salvia Day

So royal a colour

For this humble plot.


To purple the patch

Is to transform

The beds from prostrate

Sage, a lightish mauve

Relish rooting anywhere

To regal spikes of grandeur

Redolent of decadence

A hint of the gourmet.


So grand

These salvias of empire


Santa Barbara, Amistad

African Sky Blue

Settling in a simple meadow

With the embellishment

Of colour naturally

Evoking awe in

The would-be occasional poet,

Who planted her words


Thus, on this

My so-designated Salvia Day.



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