LINO DE NARBONA - missing bluebells




At this time of year the internet is awash with images of bluebell woods. It is heartening to see so many moved to visit the woods charmed by bluebell magic. Another year on I am still missing the bluebells, still missing my parents and our favourite woodland walk. Today I was cheered by a glorious walk on the hillsides of my village where each week a new Spring flower colours the woods. These lovely blue flowers are called 'lino azul',  blue linen, or Linen of Narbonne and they were some compensation for missing the bluebells. 


LINO DE NARBONA - missing bluebells


Miles away woods bloom alive as  
April weaves its magic spell,
uniting earth and sky as bells nod
in a tapestry of green and blue.

I last walked the woods in sad farewell,
sorrow raw as skin scratched by thorns,
I left them sleeping under Oak as bluebells 
stirred above their sun warmed bed.

Miles away from Northern woods,
bright light gilding spiring pines, 
I smile at Spanish beauty as blue 
'Lino de Narbona' flowers my mountain path. 




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