Remembered Scent

 

Remembered Scent

 Car ignition

The motor and

a smell

long, long

forgotten

returned.

A long forgotten

scent

of him,

one loved deeply.

The same smell.

And we

remember.

The nose knows

and remembers.

 

 

Simon C.J. Falk 6 January 2020

Scent Of A Train

Scent Of A Train

For Noel Charles “Charlie” Falk, a Station Master

A feeling of

Something ferrous and hot

Wafts into my nostrils.

Is my car alight?

It gave me a fright!

But

The there was no warning

Light or tones.

Then I knew.

Yes, that familiar aroma,

I recalled the sound

Of metal on metal

And its smell,

A scent of a train.

I felt at home

Again,

As memories traveled

To accompany me.

All those homes

We inhabited.

By the rails,

And Dad,

In uniform,

On standby,

Flag and whistle

At the ready,

Ensuring another train

was steady

To recommence

It’s passage.

 

Simon C.J. Falk 21 August 2017

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Eluded Pleasant Scent

Eluded Pleasant Scent

 

Technology may

Capture,

In Pod and pixel,

The stunning sight,

Of brilliant day

And social night.

Sound,

It may record,

That we may pin it

To a board,

Or playlists

In our caches.

But,

The bulging bytes,

Cannot control,

A pleasant scent upon

A stroll,

A flowering tree

That comes to me

Oh, that pleasing scent

Held naturally!

 

Simon C.J. Falk 19 June 2017

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Rain Fell On An Autumn Eve

Rain Fell On An Autumn Eve

Rain fell

On an autumn eve,

In a sunny shower,

Of sound

And light,

That might

Wet the ground

A little,

And refresh

The gardens

For a time.

Gentle, it was,

As is

The remaining

Scent,

Sneaking up

Into the nostrils,

To tantalise us

With the new

bounty

From above.

Simon C.J. Falk 18 April 2017

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