Lizelah Thaugally

The Memory Of Skin - Poem by Lizelah Thaugally

Delicate nostrils and a pair of lungs can only hold in
a precious smell for a short while,
it lives only on the one intake of breath and,
reluctantly, I have to let it go..............

Comments about The Memory Of Skin by Lizelah Thaugally

  • (4/18/2008 2:38:00 PM)

    Oh my word, how I understand what you're conveying here. One can never recapture that smell and just as we try to the memory evades us, that unique smell, not the layered fragrance but the true smell that is fprever planted in our memory. Beautiful poem. HG: -) xx (Report) Reply

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  • (4/18/2008 1:01:00 PM)

    Wonderfully conveyed. Scent is the most evocative of the senses.

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  • (4/7/2008 10:05:00 AM)

    I'm fond of these efforts to capture a primal remembrance of one loved and lost.
    I loved this. I tried as best I could to capture the same sense in my poem 'Olfactory Memory'.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 7, 2008

Poem Edited: Sunday, July 27, 2008

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