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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,
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.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Freshman - 2,239 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

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