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SCENT TO REMIND ME

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SCENT TO REMIND ME

“SCENT TO REMIND ME” 

 Favourite fragrances of nature, newness and food  
that gently trigger a memory response
 familiar warm fuzzy feeling of contentment and happiness
link between present day senses and my sub-conscious past

 scent to remind me

 NATURE… 

opening my bedroom window at dawn
refreshing smell of a misty morn
distinct scent of a sea breeze greets me
awakening of the senses after yesterdays humidity
promising newness of day--awareness of fragrant oceans
coastlines -- calming tides- motions of waves 
the flow and ebb of life

A scent of freshly cut grass- reminder of my childhood weekends
fathers weekend ritual-- mowing the lawn
heralding the end of another school week 
 two days of spontaneous fun and family outings

scent to remind me

NEWNESS---

of a life- the distinct fragrance of a new born baby
 soft muskiness of smooth unblemished skin
baby soap- plastic bath tubs--slippery wriggling bodies
wide and innocent eyes focused… complete love and trust
hooded towels unwrapped revealing tiny heads- soft downy hair
innocence- baby son or daughter

scent to remind me

FOOD---

cold and rainy winter’s day-- comforting aroma of homemade soup
permeating through the house , slowly simmering on the stove
a cup of health and consolation
melting away the chilly greyness -- a winters ambience

shopping malls--coffee smells
tempting and delicious in passing
 never quite fulfilling promises of their rich aroma’s

roasted chicken - done in traditional family way
lemon…a hint of garlic, sizzling skin to a crispy brown
memories--Sunday roasts-- grandparents home
gatherings of diverse characters- sharing and serving
searching common genetic denominators amidst social chaos

scent to remind me



Copyright© April 2013  Kim van Breda


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  1. Date: 4/24/2013 4:30:00 PM

    smell brings on a memory, be it good or bad or awful....like the Gidgee tree stink after rain....very long lasting timber better than iron bark the popular one here. 3 holes was a true story.....all of it

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 12:20:00 PM

    Awww, Kim. You have the ability to transport your reader wherever you may. You've managed to capture all my favorite scents with eloquence. May I add freshly baked homemade bread? Nice one, homegirl. You're a very talented poetess. :)

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 12:10:00 PM

    Nice poem