Happy March dear poets. I am sure there is much to say about the month's wind, kites, lions and lambs, but today I hope to inspire your writing with the scent of perfume.
The New Perfume ~ John William Godward
I am sure even reading the word perfume will take your thoughts to a favorite scent, be it from a bottle or the scented air of nature. Of course, there are also scents that evoke not so pleasant memories, either way perfume has power.
"Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass." John Steinbeck
"A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting." Christian Dior
"Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air." George Bernanos
Perfume is heat. Perfume below
the ice of sleep. As from one
shore to another, dreams, rivulet,
molecules of citrus and musk
floating above our sheets, when you toss
not quite awake, your pillow burns
lily spice, clove and river grass
(You can read the entire poem here )
Today's challenge is simple: Write about perfume. Please share an original poem based on the challenge and please take time to read the perfume inspired poetry of your fellow poets.