In this stifling heat I conjure up the redolence of forest snow, the ice-trapped secrets of moss and fern, and the tingling overtone of pine - how I long to bottle it, make it mine.
Kim M. Russell, 23rd August 2022
For this week’s Tuesday Poetics our guest host is Jo, also known as Worms, from the blog ‘Out of the Cave’. She has brought us ‘A World of Common Scents’, which was inspired by her little dog’s nose (as well as Patrick Suskind’s novel Perfume)!
Jo gave us a couple of examples of smell in poetry: an excerpt from ‘On Being Human’ by C.S. Lewis and C.J. Dennis’s poem about mutton. I’ve written a few poems about smell and wasn’t sure if I could manage another one – but I did – and it’s a nonet!