odors and perfumes
how do we discern them
can we possibly ignore
the power held by this
one sense we ought to be
in wonder a complex gift
bestowed freely on us
what would be the
best smell for you
just before dying
to make the severing
freshly mowed grass
citruses blossoms tall
waves of the sea the
skin of your beloved
Like the stanza “just before dying/ to make the severing/less difficult” – beautiful way to put this.
🙂 yes, thank you, after all we all have to go over that threshold…
I loved it Anna! Of course for me it is always the sea. Fortunately it is nearby.
I totally relate 🙂 thank you… tall waves the best.
The tall waves is what I grew up with but have come to appreciate the gentle lull of The Med! Of course we do have kite surfing, wind surfing… 🙂
The scent I intend to create while stepping off the boat of IHVG is no music to be expressed but the divine silence to be merged with – the voice of our Creator/The Essence. Love 🙂
🙂 so nice, thank you Alina… (IHVG? flu? were you sick?)
Thank you, Anna. Referencing the Hebrew and Arabic ancient texts, we will infer that IHVH (God/the Essence of life) temporarily expresses in matter as IHVG that is consistent with the Periodic Table elements that are part of our DNA. IHVG literally means “God eternal within the body”. Greg Bradden is the best person to explain this phenomenon since he devoted 22 years of his life to travel to the most remote world locations to study indigenous cultures that have not been impacted by the Western way of thinking. Love 🙂
What a profound question…
Let me slip away
Draped in a veil of vapors
Breath of my newborn sons,
My husband’s musky, clean skin,
Autumn leaves burning on a bonfire,
Freshly brewed coffee with the clink, clink of my parents’
Spoons as they sip it in bed on Sunday morning.
Chocolate covered gardenias on my pillow!!
omg, wtf, so good it gave me goosebumps
nice, thank you
you’re work and words are beautiful! thank you so much for sharing!
you are welcome, thanks for reading!
What will be the last sight seen: family, friends? What will be the words heard or spoke: kindness, forgiveness? What will be the last taste: bitter, sweet? The last touch: gentle, rough? Do last smells enter the mind? They should as smells are the biggest triggers of memory.