Sunday, June 5, 2016

of fragrance in sudden whiffs

                                                                                                  Author: Bff
Image: Of Fragrance not Seen (here)

Inspired by lyrics of Tears In Heaven 
sung by Eric Clapton 
Beyond the door
There's peace, I'm sure
And I know there'll be no more
Tears in heaven
strolling hand in hand
leisurely without a care
a world ours not to offend
but mindful to be aware

of fragrance in sudden whiffs
that many are constrained
to unwittingly miss
but for a moment be restrained

stop to smell the roses
of nature's gift to young lovers
to wantonly disregard boasts
of grandiose endeavors
(55 words)

For Sanaa's Prompt Night  -  stop to smell the roses
Kerry's Flash 55 PLUS at Real Toads


  1. I am literally speechless :D such beauty such awe even in the brevity of your verse. Beautifully executed. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support :D

    Lots of love,

  2. Your form is so very well done in the limit of 55 words.

  3. "..but for a moment be restrained..." what a wonderful phrase to describe the way the scent of a rose can stop us in our tracks :D XXX

  4. I love the thought of being thus captured by the smell of roses.

  5. The constraints of time and the endeavors of being human puts such a limit on how deeply and fully we can love this life, I think.

    Beautiful poem, Hank. Love that song, too.

  6. So many things get in the way that it can be hard to stop and smell anything many a day.

  7. Very good advice in keeping with your song choice.

  8. "that many are constrained
    to unwittingly miss" yes, crazy that we have to be reminded to "smell the roses"

  9. "nature's gift to young lovers" ah that's what roses are for, so beautifully captivated...

  10. This was so very wonderful Hank, thanks for a great read.

  11. I don't know why but the title made me chuckle - a sense of carefreeness which can't be beaten!

  12. Indeed! We would miss our own selves if we don't use our wits for good, for enjoying the wee moments that make life worth living. ♥

  13. There are certainly fragrances that can evoke a deep melancholy!

  14. This is beautiful, I can picture the stroll, the sweetness of it,,,

  15. With all our senses you would think we would be happy with this beautiful world. We have ability to be creative which sadly we use that selfishly ignoring the beauty all around us. Just as well there are poets to write about it Hank.