Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan

Rookie - 191 Points (October 22,1972 / Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India)

A Woman's Scent - Poem by Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan

That night when my mother
took me to her breasts
I knew woman had a scent
quite different from man's...


Tonight you still remind me of
my mother's old fragrance
though you too have your different scent -
a scent entirely your own!


In summer an aroma of apple juice
envelopes your breasts. In monsoon
the wet fragrance of wild forest flowers
in your hair. And in the winter
your arms smacking of honeyed milk
and your lovely feet of jasmines. In spring
this strong odour of musk in your loins,
and in your navel that faint lavender!


In different seasons you smell differently
In different places you smell differently.


But when I smell you entirely at once,
my love,
your scent becomes
an undefinable something!


Comments about A Woman's Scent by Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan

  • Lalitha Iyer (6/11/2016 9:17:00 AM)

    undefinable or indefinable dear poet................................... (Report) Reply

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  • Dr.tony Brahmin Dr.tony Brahmin (1/22/2016 8:32:00 AM)

    In summer an aroma of apple juice
    envelopes your breasts. In monsoon
    the wet fragrance of wild forest flowers
    in your hair. And in the winter
    your arms smacking of honeyed milk
    and your lovely feet of jasmines. In spring
    this strong odour of musk in your loins,
    and in your navel that faint lavender! Wonderful expressions of love. very passionate, sensual, full of love. thank you for this poem. tony (Report) Reply

  • The Poet Poet (1/18/2016 4:29:00 PM)

    scent of a woman
    depicts sex mostly
    here u loved mommy
    and nature truly
    do read some of me
    my body smells fruitfully
    of apples
    oranges
    and peaches
    rosey cheeks
    nectarish juices
    as you pluck off them easily
    as you did once
    solilolquily
    and you know it (Report) Reply

    Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan (1/21/2016 12:08:00 PM)

    Yep, my dear, I do clearly remember
    ‘twas the twenty fourth night of Last Summer
    for it was that Night of the Red
    when my senses got me betrayed
    and made me go weak before her.

    Yep, I admit it was just the biggest
    and the best-est “O” in my life
    though no one was around me then –
    not even my lover, or my wife.

    I had never felt that way before
    dear, for someone other than HER
    so I thought maybe she was my wife
    albeit of a previous or maybe future life.

    Up to that hour it was just simple, pure
    innocent love - but from then onwards sure
    it became something like a raging passion
    which secretly yearned for a grand union.

    But once I started my daily meditation
    I knew it was not mere passion’s ardour
    but an abiding love that sought culmination
    in union of two souls made for each other.

    Now tell me, dear, was it my fault?
    You did it to me
    sans warning me -
    Are you happy now with the result?

  • Heather Wilkins Heather Wilkins (7/16/2014 3:56:00 PM)

    nice observations of a womans scent. well written and thought out nice imagery (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur Amitava Sur (6/14/2014 3:36:00 AM)

    A heart touching poem for the love of a woman whom you like and desire so closely and colorfully..... very nice (Report) Reply

  • Kewayne Wadley Kewayne Wadley (5/15/2014 6:38:00 AM)

    This brought a tear to my eye! Very lovely write
    Thanks so much for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Ken E Hall (4/1/2014 11:35:00 PM)

    I think you are in love Tapan but for sure a womanly smell is delightful indeed...anything better? regards (Report) Reply

  • Dimitri Jagodinski (3/16/2014 11:36:00 PM)

    Very nice poem. Well written with a substance of fact and a vibrant description
    Please feel free to read any of my poems. I will be honored. (Report) Reply

  • Jitesh Shah Jitesh Shah (3/13/2014 10:55:00 PM)

    nice poem of womans scent and also i invite to read my poem i have improve it and give me a suggetion (Report) Reply

  • V P Mahur V P Mahur (2/28/2014 1:08:00 PM)

    lovely touch of passionate love
    Thanks sir for this beautiful poem.
    I invite you to read my poems and give some suggestions. (Report) Reply

  • Ken E Hall (2/25/2014 11:19:00 PM)

    perfect words on womans scent that aroma we all learn from childhood a pleasent read to enjoy...regards' (Report) Reply

  • marvin brato (12/24/2013 5:39:00 PM)

    Profound expression of scented connection only mothers have which children do recognized. Nice poem of unique love! (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham Patricia Grantham (11/1/2013 9:04:00 AM)

    I love your observations in your poem. Such very good details.
    It is also very sweet and passionate. Glad you can't see me blush!
    Ha! Ha! Ha! Really enjoyed this write. (Report) Reply

  • Prem Surya Kumar (7/17/2013 1:41:00 AM)

    A very sensuous poem. The choice of words in the third stanza describing various zones of a woman's body is simply superb. The poem is a sensual treat. I especially loved the odour of musk in her loins and faint lavendar in the navel. Very juicy poem. Worth reading again and again. But the reference to mother's breasts is almost sacrilegious....! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 8, 2013


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