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Disasters, Delights and Other Detours - 76. Scented Skyscrapers

Three skyscraper poems for someone special. Many thanks to @AC Benus for his kindness and patience in making these better.

Cardamom
makes me remember you
as I grind its seeds ever finer,
releasing long forgotten scents and fantasies
which linger on my tongue's memory;
filling my moments with
sweet perfume.
 
Turmeric,
with cumin together,
reminds my nostrils of the sunshine
kissing your skin by the end of an afternoon --
one spent laughing and working dark soil,
preparing the seeds for
our warm bed.
 
Cinnamon
twitches at my senses
like hairs tickling my nose at your nape
when dawn breaks on September's first frosty morning,
awakening me, breath by warm breath
'neath the extra blanket
of your touch.

If you feel moved to comment or reflect, I'm always happy to see what you have to say.

Copyright © 2017 Parker Owens; All Rights Reserved.

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Whew... what a spicy poem! :gikkle:  I enjoyed this sensory experience a lot.  Now I want to go light a fall spice scented candle :) 

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Scents evoke memories, the scent of your chosen spices carry memories of warmth and comfort. Thank you. 

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58 minutes ago, Valkyrie said:

Whew... what a spicy poem! :gikkle:  I enjoyed this sensory experience a lot.  Now I want to go light a fall spice scented candle :) 

I am glad you liked these. Now, do you have matches?

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39 minutes ago, dughlas said:

Scents evoke memories, the scent of your chosen spices carry memories of warmth and comfort. Thank you. 

I'm very happy these brought memories out for you - good ones, I hope. Thank you so much for reading them, and for letting their fragrances bring recollection's smiles.

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Truly outstanding poetry, Parker. Such tenderness in the reminiscing. I breathed these in and remembered....

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2 hours ago, Headstall said:

Truly outstanding poetry, Parker. Such tenderness in the reminiscing. I breathed these in and remembered....

Thank you Gary. I’m glad these brought good memories to you.

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They are very fortunate to have you and your poetry. And your love. I hope they get the chance to read this. 

The title makes me smile - it conjures up all kinds of strange thoughts and images. ;)  :lol:

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1 hour ago, Lyssa said:

Simply wonderful. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

I’m most grateful you took time to read these, and possibly sniff the air for memories. 

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1 hour ago, northie said:

They are very fortunate to have you and your poetry. And your love. I hope they get the chance to read this. 

The title makes me smile - it conjures up all kinds of strange thoughts and images. ;)  :lol:

Now that you mention it, the sensory feedback from the title does make me blink, and maybe smirk. You are very kind in your comments on these lines; I suspect my eyes will not be the only ones to read them. 

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