Friday, July 24, 2009

clutch your fragrance to myself

in this timeless space,
aeons away from you
your fragrance drenches me
I clutch it tightly
wrapping it around myself
and wonder as always
how does a simple thought
brings about your scent?

"how and where in the world are mere speculations"

47 comments:

Bone said...

I love the opening again. The phrase "timeless space" says so much.

sarah haliwell said...

Lovely, so romantic :-)

Understanding Alice said...

This is beautiful :) Smell is such a powerful thing, they say its the sense most closely connected to memeory.

Linda Jacobs said...

Wow, this evokes so much! It made me close my eyes and remember...

Michelle Johnson said...

Scents are one of the strongest senses. It can evoke many memories as it has here in your poem. Well done.

Stan Ski said...

Memories - very thought provoking piece.

aspiemom said...

Very romantic. Fragrances can evoke strong memories. Well done.

aspiemom said...

Very romantic. Fragrances can evoke strong memories. Well done.

Lion-ess said...

I love this...
I just read the book Perfume.. amazing.. reminds me of it!

Whitesnake said...

Ya probaly standing downwind!
Or was that suppose ta be up wind...

anthonynorth said...

A lovely touch of romance today.

Marja said...

yes memory and scents are waved together. great poem

Lorraine said...

I love how you take words, shake them up and turn them upside down....wonderful

Thornbird said...

I love your ideas, they're very different. At the opening, one wonders how you'll link it to the given prompt. You do this task beautifully.

P.S. On an unrelated note, I've scored quite well in math - 94/100! Thanks for your good wishes!

sage said...

I like the idea of the simple thought bringing on your scent--nice. I'm back from vacation.

Americanising Desi said...

romantic is what i always seek :)
lovely

Check out my prompt at
Where in the world

Deborah Godin said...

A beautiful and sensitive accounting of such a powerful pysical experience!

Old Grizz said...

I love the way you write. It is very interesting how words or things can bring back memories and yes the smells of the past.

RBroeker said...

A special tension in this.

Best wishes
Ralf

Granny Smith said...

Yes, memories bring scents, just as scents bring memories.

Sophie said...

How beautiful, and how true. We often experience the scents that accompanied those now departed who we have loved. It means they are near to us still! :-)

Jim said...

Wonderful, G.T. I can imagine a reminder such as a scent reminding a person of a loved one. Or how a thought can remind of the person now apart from you, down to his or her fragrance.
Hang on to that ability, aeons is a long, long, time to remember.
My sense of smell has been ruined but I can still identify a smell I associate with a wet puppy dog. It turns up every now and then and brings me back to my boyhood days and my puppy.
..

Tammie Lee said...

yes indeed it can be like this. Fragrance has amazing power to take us there! Beautiful poem.

Spirithelpers

Maggie said...

To read this ...is to know
You know...love

and it has a definite scent of it`s own...you captured it so well in this poem.

Well done!

The Dark Lord said...

Amazing! How well you capture the human emotion of nostalgia that spring from the remembrance of an unique fragrance.. I love the way the fragrance "drenches", makes one "clutch" it tightly, and "wrap" it around oneself..

spacedlaw said...

Scents speak to the animal senses, they are our oldest memory.

Greyscale Territory said...

It's amazing how thoughts, especially memories heighten the senses and quicken their memory! Scents and sounds seem to be dramatically prominant! Fascinating poem!

Sweetest in the Gale said...

"Your fragrance drenches me"...that so aptly describes how powerful a fragrance can be when you smell it. The memories it evokes can overpower your senses. Beautifully done.

Sue said...

such a strong link between scent and memory.

keith said...

Such a fragrant and beautiful piece

SandyCarlson said...

Oh, wow! What a great reversal (for me and my expectations). I love the thought evoking the fragrance.

Awareness said...

fragrance is eternal... beautiful piece you're written. :)

Naturegirl said...

Oh such a beautifully written poem and so so true!

Tumblewords: said...

Where and how become mere speculations - when the fragrance is so wonderful.

gabrielle said...

exactly. this is why we sleep in shirts of lovers, when they are long gone.

Jeeves said...

Wow. This just had the punch.

Amias said...

Must be love! Ahhh the mystery of it all.

Julia Smith said...

I like the opening feeling of being so unbearably far away from the adored one. He could merely be out for the day. No matter. The absence is just as long.

b said...

I have had this happen...sometime in reverse. I love the spare feel that evoked emotional response. You are so very good at this.

b

Just someone said...

Wonderful poetry! it is so beautiful! I think this is your best ever (every single one of yours qualify for that tag)

I passed on an award for you...

Decorated

qualcosa di bello said...

interesting reversal of the way we typically see this

present said...

How does a simple thought do that? Wrap away!

Bobbie said...

Very nice, and what is so beautiful, you can interpret this many different ways, depending on the heart that is reading. Wonderful!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

yes, it is so powerful- so well said.

Poetikat said...

I held on to a ex boyfriend's sweater for months once, not because of him, but because it smelt of him. Great piece!

Kat

fourwindshaiga said...

Says a person who has been in love...

Nice.

if said...

sensual and beautiful!