Sandi J Holland


Common Scents


Through the screen, and silent as a cat,
A puff of breeze nudges at my back,
As if to say, 'I want a whiff of that.'

Hovering near the Sunday evening fare,
She quickly lifts the fragrance simmering there,
Sniffs,
And joyfully
Wafts it through the air.

Submitted: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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Of course I was in the kitchen cooking a Sunday dinner, when she impatiently pressed at my back, encouraging me to move aside so she could inhale the savory scents rising from the pot.

Comments about this poem (Common Scents by Sandi J Holland )

  • Rookie - 8 Points Sj Holland (7/25/2013 4:38:00 PM)

    @Heather Wilkins
    Thank you Heather. Yes, the puff of breeze thought the scents were yummy too! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 8 Points Sj Holland (7/25/2013 4:38:00 PM)

    @Heather Wilkins
    Thank you Heather. Yes, the puff of breeze thought the scents were yummy too! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,695 Points Heather Wilkins (7/22/2013 8:49:00 PM)

    its like a sunday dinner, with all those yummy scents comeing to meet you. nice touch (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 8 Points Sj Holland (7/8/2013 8:52:00 PM)

    @Patricia Grantham
    I'm so glad it brought back fond memories for you. I delight in reading it over and over. One of those that just sprung forth on it's own, wanting to be birthed. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,851 Points Patricia Grantham (7/8/2013 3:30:00 PM)

    I love this very mellow poem. Reminds me of my mother when
    she was cooking. When the stew she prepared is about finished
    she quietly lifts the lid so no one could hear it. Unfortunately that
    did not work, the aroma from the pot wafts out in the air anyway.
    hmm! hmm! good. Enjoyed this one. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 8 Points Sj Holland (6/25/2013 4:31:00 PM)

    @Paul Brookes
    @Valerie Dohren

    Lol! You both make it sound extra delicious with your comments. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,062 Points Valerie Dohren (6/25/2013 1:05:00 PM)

    Delightful write, delicious. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 652 Points Paul Brookes (6/25/2013 10:17:00 AM)

    HmmmmmI can just taste it yum yum ! 0/10 BB =: OD (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 27,228 Points Gajanan Mishra (6/25/2013 7:50:00 AM)

    good poem, I like it, thanks.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment. (Report) Reply

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