field balm

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n field balm low-growing strongly aromatic perennial herb of southern Europe to Great Britain; naturalized in United States
    • n field balm trailing European aromatic plant of the mint family having rounded leaves and small purplish flowers often grown in hanging baskets; naturalized in North America; sometimes placed in genus Nepeta
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Usage

In poetry:

Who sought with him, from summer air,
And field and wood, a balm for care;
And bathed in light of sunset skies
His tortured nerves and weary eyes?
"The Chapel of the Hermits" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Down deep, fair fields of Heaven,
Beat wafts of air and balm,
From southmost islands driven
And continents of calm;
Bland winds by which were given
Hid hints of rustling palm.
"The Hollow" by Madison Julius Cawein
On the dread verge of endless gloom
My soul recalls that hour;
Skies languishing with balm of bloom,
And fields aflame with flower;
And slow caresses that consume,
And kisses that devour.
"The Three Friends" by Adam Lindsay Gordon