Friday, October 11, 2019

Poetry Friday -- My Nose Takes a Walk in Fall




My Nose Takes a Walk in Fall

dust of acorns, crushed
summer-gone spicy gardens
skunk musk, just a waft


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2019



I got the best gift in the mail yesterday! Along with two books that will inspire my writing, there was a box of "matchsticks" to Spark Creativity. I pulled one out: "Take a walk, tuning in carefully to everything you smell," and found this poem! So much fun! I can't wait to try more of them. Thank you, Brenda!!

Catherine, at Reading to the Core, has the Poetry Friday roundup this week and a post full of gratitude.


15 comments:

  1. I love that haiku! Will memorize it and take a walk with it in my head (and my nose) tomorrow....

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  2. Ok, I am kind of in love with that spark-y gift! And I love where it led you and your nose. xo

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  3. Such a cool spark! Your poem is wonderful.

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  4. Faboo poem! Those spark creativity matchsticks are super cool . . .

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  5. What a cool gift! And it works...look at the beautiful three lines you strung. Summer gone spicy is perfect!

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  6. Sniffing your poem from over here, Mary Lee. Those matchsticks sound wonderful, like your poem!

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  7. What a great gift! Autumn has wonderful smells, and your poem captures them perfectly. Thank you for sharing!

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  8. I'm smelling fall in the air! Lovely haiku, Mary Lee :)

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  9. I love these smelly images! And I want those matchsticks!

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  10. Oh, isn't that great, Mary Lee! I think I'd like to take my mouth, ears, and hands for a walk sometime too.

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  11. I love your haiku and also how it originated in a gift. Somehow that makes it extra special. I'll be looking forward to seeing where all these creative sparks take you!

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  12. Such a cool gift to spark creativity I love where your nose les you.

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  13. Your nose knows, and is very elo*uent as well. "just a waft" captures it all, the way scents are transient, blow away or are lost to familiarity. Thank you!

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  14. Thanks for your strong scented poem Mary Lee, and what a fun gift!

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  15. Smells are so evocative. I got that whiff of skunk musk from your poem, along with the tang of fall. (Laura Shovan)

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