Sensory Delight

Quilt me a cacophony of colors,
floral me a scene.
Roses, lilac, freesia, lavender, gardenia,
scents melding into sweet aroma.
Featured like fragrant punchbowl
on caterer’s gleaming sideboard.
Senses tempted to imbibe, I submit.
Feast my eyes, inhale deeply,
engulfed in garden’s ethereal delight.

Quadrille written for dVerse, the virtual pub for poets around the globe. Today De asks us to use the word “punch” or a form of the word, within our poem of exactly 44 words, sans title. Photo taken a number of years ago in Ireland.

48 thoughts on “Sensory Delight

  1. Adda Sayers September 19, 2022 / 3:12 pm

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  2. whimsygizmo September 19, 2022 / 3:56 pm

    Such gorgeous colors and vibrant imagery here, Lillian. Love it. Wildflowers are my favorite.

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    • lillian September 22, 2022 / 3:03 pm

      The gardens we saw in Ireland that day were exquisite: some in strict patterning; others absolutely wild with colors and shapes and heights. Those were my favorite.

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    • lillian September 22, 2022 / 3:03 pm

      Thank you, Bjorn. Fall is my favorite season of all!!! I love all the golds and reds and bronzes of nature.

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  3. msjadeli September 19, 2022 / 4:04 pm

    A punchbowl of fragrant color would make an exquisite centerpiece. Lovely image to go with the poem, Lillian.

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  4. Jim September 19, 2022 / 4:27 pm

    Sorry, I can’t smell after having COVID last march. Nor taste except fine chocolate. Nice poem though. Oh yes, I’m allergic to perfume but I don’t think I’ve really tested that allergy since the crude.
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    • lillian September 22, 2022 / 3:04 pm

      Oooh…so sorry to hear you had Covid and still have lingering effects. But, am glad you can taste fine chocolate! 🙂

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    • lillian September 22, 2022 / 3:05 pm

      Autumn is my favorite season….even though Christmas is my favorite holiday!

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    • lillian September 22, 2022 / 3:05 pm

      Ah….thank you! And I love that identifyer “Forestbather”.

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  5. Ron. September 19, 2022 / 5:14 pm

    Now THAT’S a punch I can live with. Thanks.

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    • lillian September 22, 2022 / 3:06 pm

      Your comment made me smile, Ron! I am just now catching up to reading and commenting…I’ll be over your way in a bit!

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  6. Everything Plant September 19, 2022 / 6:57 pm

    Love it, well done!

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    • lillian September 22, 2022 / 3:07 pm

      I think a punchbowl used as a vase would be a most welcome sight in my living room on this rainy day in Boston!

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  7. Rob Kistner September 19, 2022 / 10:22 pm

    This warm warm and uplifting Lil, well written… 🙂

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    • lillian September 22, 2022 / 3:07 pm

      Thank you, Rob! Just getting to reading a commenting after a hiatus, so to speak. Will be over your way in a bit!

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    • lillian September 22, 2022 / 3:08 pm

      Thank you! So glad you enjoyed this one!

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  8. Gillena Cox September 20, 2022 / 2:23 am

    Luv this sensourous delight.

    Much💛love

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    • lillian September 22, 2022 / 3:08 pm

      Hoping with the hurricane, all is well with you?

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    • lillian September 22, 2022 / 3:09 pm

      Thank you! I love using words like this…quilt me………….color me…….bubblicious me! 🙂

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  9. kim881 September 20, 2022 / 4:05 am

    What a lovely image to illustrate your colourful poem, Lill! A sensory delight indeed. Now I have a longing for a fragrant punchbowl on my dining table. I must pop by the house in our village where they are selling dahlias from their garden…

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    • lillian September 22, 2022 / 3:10 pm

      Just getting to commenting and reading…will be over your way in a bit. Ah yes….I do wish I had a punchbowl of brightly colored flowers in my living room on this rainy Boston day!

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  10. Raivenne September 20, 2022 / 4:02 pm

    Autumn is my favorite season and your delightful write evokes the senses to way this is so. Wonderful.

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    • lillian September 22, 2022 / 3:10 pm

      So very glad you enoyed! I do love bouquets and gardens and flowers!

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  11. Ali Grimshaw September 20, 2022 / 11:14 pm

    I love “floral me a scene.” But you didn’t stop there you brought in all the amazing fragrances as well. Delightful.

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