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Friday, October 03, 2008

Poetry Friday - SMELL!

Mona sniffed this one out!

Ode to The Ole Olfactory Glands!

Good Smell, Bad Smell or ....
Smells That Entice And Those Not So Nice!

turkey roasting,
almonds toasting
I'd have to say,
fresh cut hay
a beautiful rose
is a gift to my nose
beef a’stewing,
coffee brewing
lilacs in spring,
make my heart sing
an apple pie baking,
is mine for the taking!
chocolate in the air
and I am so there!

gag me with liver
and I’m all a’quiver
the aroma of fish
is not what I wish
nothing so ripe
as a freshly-pooped “diap
an open sewer
or sheep manure
onions so rotten
cat food forgotten
make my day
with male cat spray
what’s really bold
is citrus fruit mold
deli meat gone bad
is really sad
putrefied meat
ain’t a treat

so as you can tell
I’ve a keen sense of smell!



Blogger Akelamalu said...

Great poem MOI, a bit like a scratch and sniff post! LOL

Friday, October 03, 2008

Blogger Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

fresh cut hay!
sheep manure?

Friday, October 03, 2008

Blogger Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Love it, love the inherent wit! I'm all for apple pie smells - and vanilla of course! :-)

Friday, October 03, 2008

Blogger Jannie Funster said...

This is great. I usually don't like poems that rhyme but this was really good. And funny. Thanks!

Jannie, songwriting & such

Friday, October 03, 2008

Blogger Jannie Funster said...

I found you under the Songwriting tag on blogger! Cool, eh?

Cooincidently, the sound is broken on my computer, arrg, so I cannot yet get benefit of the song that plays.

This smell one would make a fun song!

I'll have to go to my desktop when I get home.


Friday, October 03, 2008

Blogger Jannie Funster said...

I'm home and I've listened! Beautiful. With such a wonderful message. Let me guess... it's called "If We'd Only See Ourselves?"

Nice voice and arrangement.

You go girl!


Friday, October 03, 2008

Blogger Jannie Funster said...

Ruth, YOU keep writing songs and great to "meet" you!!

The Youtube clip really opened my heart even more to the song. The seagull actually made me cry (Nova Scotia longings?)

And musically reminded me of Paul Simon.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Blogger Clowncar said...

Love your second stanza!

gag me with liver
and I’m all a’quiver
made me laugh out loud (or LOL, as the kids say these days)

Friday, October 03, 2008

Blogger Barbara said...

You managed to come up with some pretty good negative smells. I was feeling a little queasy by the end of this post!

Friday, October 03, 2008

Anonymous RennyBA said...

Smells poetically good to me :-)

Wishing you a great end to your week.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Blogger TorAa said...

Fresh cut hay,
I love the smell

what is sad, we leave our summerhome this weekend.
But it will be still more to do before really closing down for the winter.
We have had so many happy memories, but also the the most sad that can happen for parents this season.
I'm still crying.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Blogger red dirt mule said...

i must agree, fresh cut hay .... spring grass in the fields ... sweet feed in the rattling feed bucket ... fresh cut hay in my stall each night .. ahh ....and sugar cubes, fresh apples and carrots ....

the chicken house smells the worst!! smart those chickens, but they live like pigs .. haaaaaa.


Saturday, October 04, 2008

Blogger Jocelyn said...

That I don't know what male cat spray smells like is one of the greatest achievements of my life.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

You haven't lived till you've smelled male cat spray!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Blogger Lynette said...

Oh I love it, love it, love it MOI!! My mind is making me smell the wonderful aromas in the first stanza and I smiled at the second. You prove how powerful words can be to the senses! What a wonderful poem!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Anonymous Patent Attorney said...

I love how this poem plays with the senses, it's very clever!

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