"Life is the dancer and you are the dance."
Eckhart Tolle

Thursday, December 16, 2010

"home" poets united thursday think tank #28-smell

It curls around my senses
Enwraps me into ecstasy – remembering
Water flowing in a cascade
Aromas of a kitchen …
Mother smiling and laughing
Chopping, stirring … a taste of home
Water rushing on the shore
Where seagulls look for morsels

Hot summer days and cold winter nights
Scents that excite the inner self
To bring back memories of comfort
Like a blanket wrapped tightly
round my shoulders – warmth
Fragrances of life


  1. Beautiful and evocative, Pamela. Love all the memories, smells and fragrances of life....love "like a blanket wrapped tightly round my shoulders".......good one.

  2. Pamela,
    I too can relate to your words and thoughts about smells and fragrances.
    My mother's home made soup and the sweet smell of summer. So beautiful to recall!

    Best wishes, Eileen

  3. Oh those kitchen smells. Nice piece.

  4. the smells of the kitchen, chopping and cutting and the warmth of a blanket on a cold night....lovely...bkm

  5. Smells evoke the most powerful memories and I like the way your poem expresses that.

  6. Dearest Pamela,
    Scents of childhood,
    Scents of love
    Of pain and of growing up

    All so oh! wonderful.

  7. "loving fragrances of life" Wonderful poem, evokes so many memories and directions~ Loved the way your words painted memories! A poem we all can weave ourselves in to! Great Poem~

  8. Beautifully expressed, Pamela. Brought back my own memories of childhood kitchen smells. Nothing like walking in the door after coming home from school to the smell of chocolate chip cookies.

  9. Thanks everyone and yes memories are a thing to hold on to.