(sweet-scented) musings

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Perfume is whisper. Perfume is breeze.
Like clandestine thoughts probed into
the mind deep. When you’re strolling 
at night, steered by scents and sounds
strange, or when reminiscing through,
a half-completed page.

Remember when days used to seem long
and sleep was rarity, you scribbled notes
on the refrigerator, and bought bags full 
of leafy greens.

Perhaps no scent, offered relief as much as
lavender leaves, oh few drops of oil rubbed
upon the palm, soothes as though a prayer,
or brief psalm. 

Perfume is riddle, perfume is song, like rays 
of slowly setting sun. Through winter till the
time of spring; I write of aroma and observe
you sing. Perfume’s when we feel each other,
when your scent’s embedded upon my soul.

 

 

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Posted on Bits of Inspiration @ Real Toads

also on Monday Writes @ My Blog – Verses

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Comments

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the internal rhyme and alliteration, basically the sound, of your poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Frank 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  2. a lovely lyrical piece full of imagination – interesting intonation in the indented verses too

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Laura 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  3. “oh few drops of oil rubbed upon the palm, soothes as though a prayer, or brief psalm.” I love that. Lavender is one of my favorite scents. Beautiful poem…Love your scented musings. Thanks so much for taking part in the prompt!

    1. Sanaa says:

      My pleasure, Susie ❤️ thank you for the inspirational prompt 😀
      xo

  4. This is very beautiful. And I LOVE the photo………

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  5. Thotpurge says:

    The internal rhyme and the last verse…most enjoyable.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rajani 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  6. Ekta khetan says:

    What a beautiful composition, it was like romanti-fication of the perfume!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ekta 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  7. Vijita says:

    That’s a beautiful one Sanaa 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vijita 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  8. hedgewitch says:

    A lovely lilt to this, and a fine sense evoked of all the many scents that make up love.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww!❤️ Thank you so much, Hedgewitch 😀 so glad you liked it!❤️

  9. Ankita says:

    nice write up. I prefer lavender essential oil in bath and face packs! it is really soothing and calming 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ankita 🙂 so nice to see you ❤️

  10. I like the shape of this poem, Sanaa, and the opening line sets the standard for the rest of the poem. I love the idea of perfume as ‘clandestine thoughts’ which lead to memories in the the next stanza, of leafy greens in the fridge. Then you introduce soothing lavender – possibly to ease the pain – and end with personal perfume – a lovely progression!.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww!❤️ Thank you so much, Kim 😀 so glad you liked it!❤️

  11. Kerry O'Connor says:

    I really like the second stanza which appears almost as an aside. I also like the way you have included subtle rhymes within the body of each stanza. The poem sings.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry 😀 the prompt was really inspiring ❤️ so glad you liked it 🙂

  12. Mama Zen says:

    I really like the third stanza. Lovely!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, MZ ❤️ so good to see you 😀

  13. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    I like the two “voices” in this,.. a lovely poem

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  14. Vijita says:

    Beautiful, Sanaa

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much Vijita ❤️ so good to see you 🙂

  15. very lovely piece Sanaa…!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sreeja 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  16. Old Egg says:

    How beautiful it was to read this out. The words when spoken are so comforting.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  17. Ellecee says:

    I love the sensuality in this poem, and the romance. The rhythm is like a song, lovely 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww!❤️ Thank you so much, Linda 😀 so glad you liked it!❤️

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