Sunday, May 1, 2011

Scents of Time

The wind whispers through time blowing a gentle scent of fresh cut hay
launching me back to my youth and the fields i use to play
A moments glimpse of innocents when life was a true adventure
way before it turned to complacency and heavy indenture  

Another soft caress floats by carrying the smell of lilacs blooming
Mental images of a teenage crush  a pang of lust still looming
Memory's of that first stolen kiss demulcent and warming  on my lips
as my mind  tried to go further spouting romantic little quips

Walking on thru scents of time my mind races with pictures past
Whirling at the thought of how life has moved so fast
Pangs of regret smothered by pieces of joy and bits of sorrow
Wondering as i walk what memories will be stirred tomorrow

T.A.L Jr.


  1. I love the line
    Walking on thru scents of time my mind races with pictures past

    this fantastic line produces many images in everyone of us differently. I love the thought of scents sparking times/memories. There is a gentle warm flow through the whole piece that leaves a smile at the end.

    Beautiful entry back my dear. :)

  2. Tom,
    I am so pleased to have found your poetry again.
    This is a most romantic and loving piece of writing.
    I hope you might consider putting it into Poets United Pantry ( On the Home page now).
    Hope all is good with you Tom,
    Best wishes, Eileen

  3. so very beautiful.

    well done.


  4. Lovely. Thoroughly enjoyed this. Thanks for sharing.

  5. oh the lilacs! :)

    i also came by to say this, tom: As Poets United reaches its first anniversary this week we want to thank you for your support. Over the past year, we have grown to 250 members plus and are steadily growing. Poets United is proud to have you as one of our members and look forward to another successful year. Your imagination, creativity and willingness to share with us is what makes our community such a wonderful place. Thank you for beautiful poetry and thank you for being a part of Poets United.