Seasoned scents (English sonnet)

by Michael   Dec 22, 2017


A scent that blossoms every Christmas time
brings thoughts of when we’d sit around the tree
the air would fill with smells of festive pine
your presence was a gift enough for me.
A box that sparked a smile upon your face
your toe would twitch with joy into a curl
a glow that shimmered white up from a case
your love of life was that of mother-pearl.
We’d always play our best-loved Christmas tune
a melody that wrapped our hearts as one
we schmoozed and smooched beneath a crisp-full moon
and always hoped we’d never come undone
I won’t forget our love this Christmas eve
but seasoned scents will haunt me as I grieve

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  • 6 months ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Michael you are breaking hearts and then it is also sad
    Certain scents or songs sure will bring back memories and at times I like to hang on. The only difference it makes me smile. Hugs to you my friend

    • 6 months ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Miss Dagmar and all so very true :)x

  • 6 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    Huhu...Michael. Ah, here you go breaking hearts again. This is just heart-wrenching...especially the third quatrain! And the last two lines crumpled my heart. This is passionate and sad at the same time. Ah, I have no more nominations. :-(

    • 6 months ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Miss Mel,
      and to want to nominate is a compliment :)x

  • 6 months ago

    by Em

    This is so image filled and heartbreaking especially those last 2 lines. So very well done though Micheal though we do wish these 'love stories' would never end :(

    • 6 months ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Em,
      Yes I know x

  • 6 months ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Aw Michael. Smells can evoke such memories, and some a bittersweet nostalgia such as this. Beautiful imagery and I can smell the pine through your words. :-) x
    =^.^=

    • 6 months ago

      by Michael

      Ah bless you Miss Kitty thank you :)x

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