Scentalicious

Backyard lilac walk-about
honeysuckle and new cut grass
leaves piled high, burning bright
apple-pie-oven and baking bread
grandma’s wrinkled talcum skin
gingerbread men and cinnamon
outside pine tree brought within
season by season,
scentalicious all

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Written for dVerse Poets’ Pub with Grace tending bar today. Today’s Poetics asks us to write a poem about scent.

49 thoughts on “Scentalicious

  1. MarinaSofia June 28, 2016 / 3:20 pm

    Some of my favourite scents right there – so difficult to choose amongst them! Best be greedy and have them all!

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    • lillian July 3, 2016 / 2:54 am

      Happy to provide a cornucopia of delights!

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  2. kanzensakura June 28, 2016 / 3:23 pm

    I love the scents in this – new cut grass, cinnamon, talcumed skin….I know all these scents so very well and this just takes me back, way back.

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    • lillian July 3, 2016 / 2:55 am

      Ah….a nostagia of aromatherapy! 🙂

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    • lillian July 3, 2016 / 2:55 am

      Nothing better than that delicious sniff of fresh apple pie right out of the oven! 🙂

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  3. Linda June 28, 2016 / 5:09 pm

    Such warm feelings come across in all the right homey places. Love Grandma’s talcum skin!

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    • lillian July 3, 2016 / 2:56 am

      Each season has its memories — so many triggered by their aromas.

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  4. jillys2016 June 28, 2016 / 6:49 pm

    Oh my, but you did deliver my childhood with this one, Lillian! Lilacs and gingerbread and I love this great bit of imagery!

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  5. Grace June 28, 2016 / 7:07 pm

    I am inhaling all the lovely scents – apple pie, bread, lilacs, cinnamon~

    I love all the smells from your childhood !

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    • lillian July 3, 2016 / 2:58 am

      Ah, thank you Victoria! Involved with grandkids these past few days. Awake in the middle of the night for a bit — shall finally do my dVerse reading tomorrow. Always look forward to seeing yours! I shall get there — albeit late to the bar.

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    • lillian July 3, 2016 / 2:59 am

      A few delicious sniffs through the blogosphere! 🙂

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  6. C.C. June 28, 2016 / 11:14 pm

    You captured so much deliciousness in this 🙂

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    • lillian July 3, 2016 / 3:00 am

      So glad you enjoyed ! Fun to think of those wonderful aromas of the seasons.

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    • lillian July 3, 2016 / 3:01 am

      Those are memories from our family holiday time. Winter so much sweeter with those scents! 🙂

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    • lillian July 3, 2016 / 3:01 am

      …and delighted I am at your words here! 🙂 Thank you!

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  7. Sanaa Rizvi June 29, 2016 / 6:15 am

    Oh this is absolutely delightful, Lillian 😀
    Beautifully expressed.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    • lillian July 3, 2016 / 3:03 am

      Thank you, Sanaa. Have had a number of days with grandchildren….so this morning I shall be doing my reading. Looking forward to seeing your take on this prompt. Happy summer! 🙂

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  8. lynn__ June 29, 2016 / 9:23 am

    Happy olfactory memories brought to mind…enjoyed this!

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  9. maria June 29, 2016 / 10:41 am

    Scentalicious indeed! Such lovely memories to recall.. Lovely piece, Lillian 🙂

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    • lillian July 3, 2016 / 3:04 am

      Glad to take you on a little scentalicious ride! 🙂

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    • lillian July 3, 2016 / 3:05 am

      Thank you, Jennifer! Have been with grandkids for a few days — so shall finally get to my dVerse reading in the moring. Looking forward to meeting your grandma there 🙂

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  10. Walter J. Wojtanik June 29, 2016 / 4:28 pm

    These all sound wonderful. Burned out the olfactory early in my youth and have no sense of smell. I’ll take your word on this, Lillian!

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    • lillian July 3, 2016 / 3:06 am

      Glad to tickle your imagination then! Been with grandkids for a few days — so shall get to my dVerse reading in the morning. Looking forward to seeing your take on this prompt — it was a fun one!

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  11. Charley June 29, 2016 / 7:13 pm

    You said it: “scentalicious!” (Although my spelchek don’t like it.) Totally enjoyable!

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    • lillian July 3, 2016 / 3:07 am

      Ah yes. It’s fun to make up words….and it just seems that scentalicious should be one. Right? 🙂

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    • lillian July 3, 2016 / 3:08 am

      Glad you enjoyed, Mish. Have been joyful with my grandchildren the past few days — so very very late to my reading. Coming round this morning — looking forward to seeing your take on this lovely prompt.

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