Sunday, 17 April 2011

Fragrance

The sharp intrusive
tang of wild garlic,
an always reminder
where I am
where I once was.
Sat miles from the place
my memories belong
transported by a fragrance
through the fabric of space and time
to the wooded edge
of a nameless field.
Part of my heart
remains there still.
That day I sat
down by her side
I kissed her goodbye,
then held her while she died.

(NaPoWriMo 2011)

(posted for Oneshotwednesday on 190411)

10 comments:

  1. this one for sure...it engages all the senses...and is a sucker punch to the emo...nice one shot...

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  2. Nice work. Somehow it seems sadder to me when it's an animal that's involved.

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  3. I'd said any choice you made would be the right one, abigail, and I still stand by my words. this was wonderful choice :)

    Monty

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  4. yay you picked the one i wanted!!!!

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  5. This has a powerful authenticity and an impressive economy of language, a combination which cannot fail to move one's emotions. Brilliantly crafted, James.

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  6. A tribute from the heart that captures all emotions in simplicity! Well written.

    My Post Is Here

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  7. This is a Great. Probably the best poem I read today (and I read a lot!) Absolutely lifted me into my authentic self. A keeper for sure!

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  8. I'm sorry she died. But alas, we all will pass through to the new chapter. And I think it's a better place!

    I know the scent of wild garlic. It is all at once like onion and a tonic of African plains memories.

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  9. Thankyou all SO much for such amazingly kind comments!

    Brian.. ;)

    James and Elizabeth, you left me speechless! :)

    Abi

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