Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan

Rookie - 21 Points (October 22,1972 / Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India)

A Woman's Scent - Poem by Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan

That night when my mother
took me to her breasts
I knew woman had a scent
quite different from man's...

Tonight you still remind me of
my mother's old fragrance
though you too have your different scent -
a scent entirely your own!

In summer an aroma of apple juice
envelopes your breasts. In monsoon
the wet fragrance of wild forest flowers
in your hair. And in the winter
your arms smacking of honeyed milk
and your lovely feet of jasmines. In spring
this strong odour of musk in your loins,
and in your navel that faint lavender!

In different seasons you smell differently
In different places you smell differently.

But when I smell you entirely at once,
my love,
your scent becomes
an undefinable something!

Comments about A Woman's Scent by Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan

  • Gold Star - 10,120 Points Heather Wilkins (7/16/2014 3:56:00 PM)

    nice observations of a womans scent. well written and thought out nice imagery (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 19,005 Points Amitava Sur (6/14/2014 3:36:00 AM)

    A heart touching poem for the love of a woman whom you like and desire so closely and colorfully..... very nice (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,607 Points Kewayne Wadley (5/15/2014 6:38:00 AM)

    This brought a tear to my eye! Very lovely write
    Thanks so much for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ken E Hall (4/1/2014 11:35:00 PM)

    I think you are in love Tapan but for sure a womanly smell is delightful indeed...anything better? regards (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 809 Points Dimitri Jagodinski (3/16/2014 11:36:00 PM)

    Very nice poem. Well written with a substance of fact and a vibrant description
    Please feel free to read any of my poems. I will be honored. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 877 Points Jitesh Shah (3/13/2014 10:55:00 PM)

    nice poem of womans scent and also i invite to read my poem i have improve it and give me a suggetion (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 824 Points V P Mahur (2/28/2014 1:08:00 PM)

    lovely touch of passionate love
    Thanks sir for this beautiful poem.
    I invite you to read my poems and give some suggestions. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,311 Points Ken E Hall (2/25/2014 11:19:00 PM)

    perfect words on womans scent that aroma we all learn from childhood a pleasent read to enjoy...regards' (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 36,460 Points * Sunprincess * (1/4/2014 1:51:00 PM)

    .......oh this is a wonderful fragrant poem...enjoyed much... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 877 Points marvin brato (12/24/2013 5:39:00 PM)

    Profound expression of scented connection only mothers have which children do recognized. Nice poem of unique love! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,737 Points Patricia Grantham (11/1/2013 9:04:00 AM)

    I love your observations in your poem. Such very good details.
    It is also very sweet and passionate. Glad you can't see me blush!
    Ha! Ha! Ha! Really enjoyed this write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Prem Surya Kumar (7/17/2013 1:41:00 AM)

    A very sensuous poem. The choice of words in the third stanza describing various zones of a woman's body is simply superb. The poem is a sensual treat. I especially loved the odour of musk in her loins and faint lavendar in the navel. Very juicy poem. Worth reading again and again. But the reference to mother's breasts is almost sacrilegious....! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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