Perfume of you

You are scent of moss-rose, amber, dew
a starlit sky, the daisy meadow late in June.
You are sense of thunder, the wind that blew
a bashful whiff of lavender cross dunes
and waves to siren me, to lull me moored.
You are scent of promises and lies,
of dirty linens and a sickness cured;
on land of living and for birds who dies.
Perfume of you is carmoisine and beige
a concoction cooked for my seduction
a cauldron coddling essence night and day.
You are both creation and destruction.
I’m tethered to temptation, to the fragrance
of your presence, to your voice and cadence.

Perfume by Luigo Russolo

Perfume by Luigo Russolo

At toads Susie inspire us to write poetry about perfume… and I tried a little sonnet.

March 2, 2017

16 responses to “Perfume of you

  1. Its stupendous, its magical… the way you write….
    great work again! 🙂
    “…you are scent of promises and lies….you are both creation and destruction.” Loved the expressions 🙂

  2. Oh this is absolutely bewitching Bjorn! 😀 Especially love “You are sense of thunder, the wind that blew a bashful whiff of lavender cross dunes and waves to siren me, to lull me moored.” Beautifully penned!

  3. This is endlessly romantic, Bjorn–and how we need romance these days. I love the sweet bells you bring to the sonnet form, and the similes are brushed in like a master’s hand–and a piece that can even poeticize Red Dye #3 is uniquely well-turned.

  4. A stunning scented sonnet,. Bjorn! I love the lines:
    ‘You are sense of thunder, the wind that blew
    a bashful whiff of lavender cross dunes’
    and
    ‘You are scent of promises and lies,
    of dirty linens and a sickness cured’.
    So evocative!;

  5. Having also written a sonnet (with rhyme) for this challenge, I have paid particular attention to the way your rhymes have progressed down the lines. I always admire your work with forms.

  6. This is fantastic Bjorn. What I take with me from it instantly is your explicable way of painting juxtaposition into terrible beauty.

  7. You are both creation and destruction.
    I’m tethered to temptation, to the fragrance

    To think that it can both attract and destroy at the same time! Tremendous power in one element!

    Hank

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