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

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

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 )

Enter the verification code :

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Read all 9 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

Poem of the Day

poet Christina Georgina Rossetti

Where sunless rivers weep
Their waves into the deep,
She sleeps a charmed sleep:
Awake her not.
Led by a single star,
She came from very far
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]