My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Wordle Special Addition Scent “August 8th, 2016”


That October night resounds

Not in sights and sounds

But in the redolence

Of the moment

You took me in your arms.

You were late,

Lost on the Norfolk coast,

The sunshine of the day

Had faded into mist

And autumn darkness,

Your earthy embrace

An acrid odour

Of peppermint gum, musk,

Car exhaust and faint sudor.

You carried a bouquet,

Its perfume drowned

By jasmine incense I had found

And the inviting scent of coffee

I had percolated especially

For you.


© Kim M. Russell, 2016


4 thoughts on “Redolence

    1. Thanks for reading, Kat. Have a great week. I’ll be off line for a few days – it’s my birthday tomorrow – but I’m sure we’ll meet up on here at the weekend!


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