Dogged by a Rose

The attar of a rose
follows throughout the day,
from its glass prison vase
to the promise of a summer’s day,
with touch of a satin cloak
in the chill of spring, scented smoke
curls into twilight
before its petals close for the night.

Kim M. Russell, 2017

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Image found on ravindraandsons.com

My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Bits Of Imagination ~ Perfume

Today Susie hopes to inspire our writing with the scent of perfume.

She says that even reading the word perfume can take our thoughts to a favourite scent, be it from a bottle or the scented air of nature. Of course, there are also scents that evoke not so pleasant memories, either way perfume has power. 

Today’s challenge is simple: Write about perfume. Please share an original poem based on the challenge and please take time to read the perfume inspired poetry of your fellow poets.

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26 thoughts on “Dogged by a Rose

  1. I love the play on words, and also the veracity of your image – the scent of a rose is something that attaches itself to both skin and memory.

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  2. I love cutflowers and often have them around, yet my feelings are very ambiguous–on one hand they bring their life and perfume into our indoor spaces so we can truly appreciate them over time, on the other, it seems such a sacrifice of their brief lives–the ‘prison vase’ indeed.

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  3. with touch of a satin cloak
    in the chill of spring, scented smoke
    curls into twilight
    before its petals close for the night.

    A rose can still get the dignity of its strength even when it is already cut and ‘imprisoned’ in a vase! Very true Kim!

    Hank

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