"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Magpie 33

Is this a liquor to sip or?
A scent to adore?
Mi amor...?

Is it a remembrance of lusty times
Or a scent of rosemary thymes?
Mon ami?

Or is it love scented fragments
Of golden hued moments
Glistening con tigo ?
Long ago?
Wasn't it just yesterday?

34 comments:

Bloggin'withAmanda said...

That last stanza has me sighing!!!!
So clever!

dana said...

I'm the first one here!! (unless you're holding onto to other comments...and if that's the case, grrr)

I wish I could write poetry like you do, but I'm stuck plodding along with story lines that contain no mystery of romance.

Priyanka Bhowmick said...

well. depends on what kind of moment did u spend with it :D
good magpie!

Carrie Burtt said...

Oh the sweet smell of memories, can seem like yesterday...Kathe this is beautiful! :-)

Brigid said...

Lovely romantic Magpie. Ciao!

Sender D. said...

"Glistening con tigo.." Oh my. Love and Light, Sender

Deborah said...

Wonderful!

jabblog said...

It always feels like only yesterday . . .

Stafford Ray said...

"golden hued moments" Isn't it a blessing that they nver go! Lovely.

Friko said...

delightful!

Máire T. Robinson said...

This is lovely! It really captures that sense of memory being attached to scent.

Helen said...

... yesterday when I was young, the taste of life was sweet as rain upon my tongue .... Your Magpie reminds us all!

Words A Day said...

"Glistening con tigo! I don't know what it means but I love it!

Lyn said...

So romantic..one could dance to it!! Lovely...

signed...bkm said...

love it..it is all of these and more....very nice..bkm

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

this is gorgeous
I wish I could hear it
and smell it :)

Rene

Tumblewords: said...

A sweet and wonderfully 'scentual' read!

River said...

The last stanza made me giggle. great magpie and take on the picture. :) River

Marilyn said...

Scents and the memoires they evoke ...beautifully written.

Lydia said...

I love it. And it is always just yesterday!

I just followed you and for some reason darned Google didn't have my usual image, so I'm there as a silhouette. I may delete and try again.

Systematic Weasel said...

Wonderfully written work! Linking the cologne to memories of love. =)

-Weasel

Julie Jordan Scott said...

I vote for just yesterday.

Love the romantic nature of this, the longing questions, the memories.

BEAUTIFUL!

(And thank you for the comment on my magpie, so appreciated.)

Mama Zen said...

This has a light, whimsical feel that I really like.

Jim Swindle said...

This is very, very well-done.

Kaelin said...

divine!

Brian Miller said...

just one sniff and its easy to remember...nice write...great magpie!

Reflections said...

Love the air of romance... with a little tit for tat. pulled me right in. Great mag!

Caty said...

a familiar scent can flood someone with such memories :) Great poem :)

Michael said...

Love your approach to this!

chiccoreal said...

Dear Kathew: Very sensitive portrait of the sensual kind; This line is so romantic!
"love scented fragments Of golden hued moments". Thank-you!

Linda said...

Aromatically beautiful. Nice magpie.

Sue J said...

Love the way it flows. Nice Magpie!

Abhilasha-The Desire said...

Once again, wonderful mag Kathew... Loved the way you structured it and wondered what it really was... I can go with any of them or all of them.. Terific Mag..

~T~ said...

I love the languages...and the options! Nice.