Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks

I caught a whiff of a lady's perfume
while taking my afternoon walk.
It must’ve got hung on a leaf overhead
waiting on a nose to break its fall.

My eyes burned vision like tires on a car
trying to catch the owner of the scent.
It was smell pleasant enough, and
I thought it’d be polite to return sniff for sniff.

They were way too slow, and had to wait
on me before rounding any curves. So,
my organ of smell was all that got pleased,
and it was pleased on several more turns.

18 comments:

Kai C. said...

nicee

Masago said...

Wow! You've done it again!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

had the same thing happen before :)

mikaelah said...

into smells these days, eh? Were you a beagle in a previous life?
excellent!

inKcognito said...

I felt my nose sniffing the scent. I like the vision of your writing.

floots said...

i'm a sniffer of memories myself
(but prefer to keep it metaphorical) :)
really enjoyed - and smiled at - this one
thank you

Nancy said...

Great one...some things are better left to ones imagination. Now your walk will be an adventure looking for the same perfuumed lady.
have a good day, you always make me smile.

Don Iannone said...

Spring brings forth the horn dog in us. Good one, Pat. I chuckled because I've had the same experience.

Katie McKenna said...

This is a wonderful poem invoking memories of moments with teasing scents!

gautami tripathy said...

"My eyes burned vision like tires on a car"

What a great line, Pat!

Janice Thomson said...

Loved the imagery Pat :)

daisies said...

absolutely wonderful!!

polona said...

definitely a wow!
thanks for the smile :)

Bill said...

escalator
as she descends
her perfume rises

Pris said...

Oh Pat, you rascal:-) Good one!

tongue in cheek said...

Did it smell like honey?

Pat Paulk said...

Thanks Kai!!

Thank you very much Vaughn!!

The male senses seem to be finely tuned for one thing. HOWL!!!

Mikaelah, a tea cup chihuahua.

Inkcognito, Thank you!!

Floots, that takes all the fun out of it. Thanks!!

Nancy, I sniff and sniff, but alas, the air's not the same. Thank you!!

Don, is it just in the Spring?? Thanks!!

Thanks Katie!!

Gautami, I like that line too. Thank you!!

Thanks Janice!!

Daisies, thank you!!

Polona, you know how to make me smile!! Thanks!!

Bill, walking up a down escalator ain't that hard. Thanks!!

Pris, I love compliments!! Thank you!!

Corey, that's why my eyes were smoking up the trail trying to catch up!!

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

This is so witty and piognant at the same time, one of your best I think, love the first stanza