Monday, 3 June 2013

Connoisseur Of Aroma She Wa/is



Connoisseur Of Aroma She Wa/is

Turmeric, Cinnamon, or Cardamom stench
Something alike, soaked into the wrench
Trying to sniff in the whiff of fresh alien air
Cringed my nose, to filter the maligned layer
Oh! She must have done the age old delicacy
To torture my present, through rotten fallacy
I was 12, and my blameless tongue savored
Forlorn Grandmas’ hand-cooked I devoured
The taste forgotten, memories feed on smell
The same address where reminiscence dwell
Kitchen glass window wears a nagging crack
Smell from the past, squeeze, seep, and slack
However hard I squash the widened crevice
The strength of the smell, carve me into slice
One part manifesting the dreams of tomorrow
And, other lingering to the bygone joy 'n sorrow
Heartrending memories render my life—maim
Hurl my smothering desires into blazing flame
Time has winged by, bestowing a lovely dame
My wife she is, and her chow smells the same...

12 comments:

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  2. nice...smell is so evocative...it takes us places...and brings back memories both good and bad....

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    1. Most of them carry nostalgia along with them, and hit us hard, anytime!

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  3. Memories do feed on the smell ~ I like the spices in the cooking ~ Lucky is the man who marries a good cook ~

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    1. Man lives on food, and if he gets a good cook as his wife, nothing else can be better than this :)

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  4. I think that scent is more strongly tied to memory than eny other sense...it can transport us back :)

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    1. It does Keith....It just sucks you into a nostalgia...and, you find yourself lost..

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  5. Some scents evoke memories of past Nostalgic! Very beautiful poem Sadia!

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  6. Ah, memories feed on smell indeed. I think smell evokes STRONG memories, perhaps the strongest of all. I truly love the smell of good food!

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    1. Same here Mary....nothing as compared to the aroma of good food :)

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