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The Scent Of Baking Bread, The Scent Of Clean Sheets Fresh Off The Clothesline

Contest Judged:  3/29/2018 12:00:00 AM
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 PlacePoemTitlePoet
Contest Winner Medal 1 Mom's French Ascent Emile Pinet
Contest Winner Medal 1 Pleasant Scents From Childhood Memories Eve Roper
Contest Winner Medal 1 Scent to School Randy Steele
Contest Winner Medal 1 THE SCENT OF WOOD SMOKE JAN ALLISON
Contest Winner Medal 1 Unforgettable Janice Canerdy
Contest Winner Medal 1 Fragrant Food jack horne
Contest Winner Medal 1 Remember When You Used to Smell Outside Sian St. John
Contest Winner Medal 1 Warm Apple Pie Laura Loo
Contest Winner Medal 1 THAT MAGIC SCENT OF LILACS Line Gauthier
Contest Winner Medal 1 CHANELL 5 Mick Talbot
Contest Winner Medal 1 The Scent of Earth Subimal Sinha-Roy
Contest Winner Medal 1 Scent of a memory Viv Wigley
Contest Winner Medal 1 The Scent of the Empty Chair Probir Gupta
Contest Winner Medal 1 A Special Place Sandra Haight
Contest Winner Medal 1 The smell of the weekend - a tale from my childhood Nina Parmenter
Contest Winner Medal 1 Scent of You Nimra Asim
Contest Winner Medal 1 Scent of The Good Life Michael Wegman
Contest Winner Medal 1 Farm Sense Michael Vacek
Contest Winner Medal 1 Best Scent of My Childhood Andrea Dietrich
Contest Winner Medal 1 Scents and Mystique Andrew Crisci
Contest Winner Medal 1 AROMA ROAMS Anisha Dutta
Contest Winner Medal 1 Heaven Scent Gregory R Barden
Contest Winner Medal 1 The Scent of Cinnamon Buns Broken Wings
Contest Winner Medal 1 Childhood Scents Donna Roberts
Honorable Mention Homegrown Aromas curtis johnson

Contest Description

One original poem written on this theme "describing a scent from childhood that floods your being with nostalgia when you smell it today".

Once such scent is the aroma of sheets that have been dried on the clothesline. It has been a long time since I smelled that scent but it still brings back memories of the fresh sheets on my bed each Monday night.

Another scent was the aroma of cake layers fresh from the oven. My mother could bake the best cakes in the county. In the food area are items like fried chicken, vegetable soup that contained fresh garden vegetables. There are so many foods that gave off an aroma that delighted the nose so you have many choices here.

My mother always used Cashmere Bouquet soap which isn't in the stores around here anymore but when I get a whif of it I am instantly reminded of her. Also in this catagory is Jergens Lotion and my father's Old Spice cologne.

Pleasant memories writing this poem. Take your time and think about scents of your childhood.

Please pleasant scents only. I know some people had unpleasant childhoods but somewhere along the road there had to be at least one pleasant scent that you remember.
 

Choice of form to use:

1) English Quintain two or three stanzas only....

    An English Quintain is : a,b,a,b,b (a rhymes with a and b with b ), no specific meter, please up to three stanzas only

 

Image result for cashmere soapImage result for pictures of sheets hanging on the clothesline

Image result for pictures of bread baking in the oven or fresh bread right out of the oven

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions

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