~Fragrance~

"Arushi Ahuja"
The sculpture of an Indian peacock clicked at a Emporium!


The smell of a new book,
Leaves me lost among the bygone times-
Of friends and school...

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The scent of earth,
After the first summer rain,
Dancing outside-
Among the beautiful peacocks,
Their trail in display!

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Burning wood,
And fragrant herbs and oils-
Sacrifices to the fire God!

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Written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai!

16 comments:

  1. Those sacrificial offerings smell oh so sweet to me!

    A Whiff of Autumn

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    1. true i love them!! theyre almost purifying!!

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  2. Great scent memories -- the scent of books, rain hitting dry earth, burning wood and herbs -- I really enjoyed this post!!!! All of them -- powerful! :D

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  3. I love that first one. So true!

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    1. i think we all book lovers love the smell of new books!! :)

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  4. mmmm you found some lovely smells...
    i love the smell of books...it is so intoxicating...
    its raining now so i know my morning will
    smell good...smiles.

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    1. thank you brian!! i have a wonderful day!

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  5. The new-book smell is something we lose in ebooks.

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    1. thats why i enjoy my good old hard copies... was never a fan of ebook!

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  6. Only in the scent of a book... I know books I hated.. and they smell still haunts me at time.. your second one where the smell even have a name (petrichor).

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    1. thank you Bjorn!! i dint know that word or atleast i've heard it but dint remember it~!!! thanx for bringing it back to me!! although scent of books is more loving for me than haunting! :)

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  7. All three fragrances that you mentioned are soothing and nostalgic, even for me.
    My post in response to this prompt is titled 'Geeli Mitti'. Now that I have read your post, I realize that your second Haiku is also about the same. Lovely...

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    1. thank you Nimi... i really enjoyed your post!! the geeli mitti title renders it a nostalgic read!! loved it!

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  8. The scent of a book .... mmm lovely and sweet. Several years ago I published my first novel and I can still remember the scent of the book ... the ink, the paper, the cover ... really I hadn't thought that it would be that true the scent of a new book ...

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    1. Well being your first novel im sure it must have smelt far more beautiful Kristjaan... thank you for the amazing GW post...

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