LAVENDER FIELDS FOREVER
There are fields of lavender in England
gathered into bottles, bags, pillows
to inspire with calmness.
Japanese come with cameraphones
to record the novelty -
news for a small island.
"There, there! they say in Japanese
and worship colour in nature.
They have Mount Fuji, bullet trains
and problems of their own
to do with factories and yields.
Lavender is muted,