03 May 2009

touch of love

our roses are in a fit of profuse bloom right now & i cannot resist keeping a few clipped & scattered about in bud vases indoors. one of my favorite spots for a bloom is on the windowsill of our kitchen sink. last week i was washing dishes, lost in thought, when a breeze carried the scent to me...memories of my daddy immediately filled my mind. he used to raise the very same variety that was blooming right in front of me. when i checked one single impression's prompt for this week's poetry, i was again lost in that moment. our senses can really stir so many memories in unexpected & quite beautiful ways! thank you to whomever suggested this prompt.

touch of love {tactile}

a breeze slipped
through the window screen
carrying a bit of you
& so i leaned into breathe
something of my childhood
rose petal against my cheek
softer than
a tear

15 comments:

Annie said...

Beautiful Deb. Smell, I think, must be our most powerful memory activator.

anthonynorth said...

Beautiful words, as always.

Claudia said...

Beautiful, the rose, the words.... Beautiful!

Quiet Paths said...

So very beautiful. I like everything about this verse.

Beloved Dreamer said...

So very lovely. Just as delicate as your rose.


love-bd

Tumblewords: said...

Exquisite!

Paula said...

pretty rose....sweet sentiment

Anonymous said...

9-12-21 &;-D

Pam said...

Such luscious and tactile images. I thought the image of the breeze being fractured into something new as it passes through the screen is amazing.

Scintilla @ Bell'Avventura said...

I love your poems...

Sue said...

your poem is as rich and beautiful as your rose. I remember roses like that from my childhood, so velvety soft, so sweet in their perfume. You can't find anything like that in florests' shops any more.

Jim said...

Ms. di B, did you know those bits slipping through are squared off by the holes in the screen.
I think that amplifies and purifies his scent! :-)
And he should still recognize your childhood somethings. Now the rose petal, ...
This is very sentimental, very nice.
..

SandyCarlson said...

I love this. Memories are physical experiences. You capture it so well.

Renae said...

Beautiful. Thank you for letting us experience that with you.

Jeeves said...

Wow!!!!!This is soo beautiful