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Reminiscing the Scent of Rain

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Reminiscing the Scent of Rain

There’s a certain force of the rain that flows That brings the scent to the forefront and grows On concrete the fragrance is a fresh grey Dull way to bring a stonewash smell to play It only comes when it first starts to rain Smell that pleases the senses without pain Not hot, just a cool rain will bring it up No scent can compare to this smell close-up At times it’s pungent, a fresh dirty smell Lifting the nose beyond where one does dwell Aroma like floating grainy gruffness Gnawing the insides bringing a roughness The fragrance wafts at the start of the rain Marking the scent of stone with water drain
Russell Sivey Contest: FRAGRANCE OF RAIN Sponsor: nette onclaud 11/16/2013

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  1. Date: 11/25/2013 8:05:00 PM
    Congrats, Russell! An awesome win!! Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 11/23/2013 4:09:00 PM
    Congrats on your great win..Sara

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 10:25:00 AM
    a delightful read, russell.. warm cheers on your win in my contest..:)huggs

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 8:19:00 AM
    magnificent sonnet Russell congrats on fine win Shadow x smile hug

  1. Date: 11/19/2013 9:38:00 PM
    Russell, , Congratulations on your beautiful FRAGRANCE OF RAIN poem... Hugs ~LINDA~

  1. Date: 11/19/2013 8:37:00 PM
    this one is unique the way you described some of the scents of rain. You did a great job, Russell. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 11/19/2013 9:02:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win, Russell

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 6:02:00 PM
    thank you, russell..:) huggs

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 3:09:00 PM
    i smell dust before it rains.

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 9:43:00 AM
    Enjoyed! This is very good! BG

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 8:44:00 AM
    The last two lines says it all, a good take on the theme of the contest, Russell

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 8:26:00 AM
    - Right this smell ... when we were a walk in wet woods today ... - A perfect poem for Nettes contest. - Good luck in the contest, dear friend. - Have a great weekend.- oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 7:56:00 AM
    YOu describe it so well, you make me want to dance in the rain, they are calling for it tomorrow,maybe we'll get lucky, hugs Vie xxx

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 7:18:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading this contest entry..Reads like winning material to me..Everyone must enjoy the freshness after a pleasant shower.Thanks for stopping by..Sara