S is for Salvia

Photograph by Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

A sage of old,
a healer, a balm
a decorative plume
for the gardener’s garden.

Ancient and revered
throughout time,
a salve, a powder,
a tea or a smoke.

Its brilliant beauty
and gentle scent
are favorites placed
in a lovely bouquet.

Bees and butterflies
use Salvia profusely,
beware it’s effect in excess
you may start behaving quite loosely.


  1. Ronel Janse van Vuuren says:

    Great poem.

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    1. Thank you so much Ronel! 😊


  2. Narayana Rao Kvss says:

    beware it’s effect in excess
    you may start behaving quite loosely. – Interesting ending.

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  3. DB McNicol says:

    Oh my, loose behavior! Let’s blame it on an excess of salvia. Love it!

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    1. Wish I could blame it on my feminine wiles!! LOL 😉

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      1. DB McNicol says:

        Same here…LOL!

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  4. Next time I behave loosely I’ll blame it on my Salvias!

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    1. Most certainly Keith! 😊


  5. Sadje says:

    You’re wise to caution us against its over use! 😅😂

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    1. (Smiles) I learned of this after planting it with my grandson. 😊😉

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    2. willowdot21 says:

      Lovely plant I have these in our garden too 💜💜

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