DRIFTING TO PEACE

The smell of burning leaves filled him,
like aromatic coffee on a brisk morning;
like the dawning of another fresh new day
which comes on the flare of a flugle horn trill.
The exhilarating breath of Autumn
filters through the screen door
playing tag with his nostrils. No dodge
could free him from its caress.
Choosing the familiar scent of his armchair,
he drifts back to sleep in peace.

(C) Walter J. Wojtanik – 2016

Offered at dVerse Poets Pub – Tuesday Poetics: Empire of Scents

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13 thoughts on “DRIFTING TO PEACE

  1. That must be a comfortable place to sleep, smiles.

    I love that aromatic smell of coffee, though I am not a coffee drinker. And that smell of autumn is unmistakble.

  2. Too real. Too many times when I lived in the North, the smell of the onset of Autumn would bid me to hide in the sleep of my armchair. I get that… whether that was your intention is another thing. Well-defined scents (imagery of the nose), Walt!

  3. Lovely, especially adore images of “The exhilarating breath of Autumn filters through the screen door playing tag with his nostrils.” Its my favorite season 😀 Beautifully executed.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

  4. This is spectacular in its spot-on authenticity:
    “The exhilarating breath of Autumn
    filters through the screen door
    playing tag with his nostrils. No dodge
    could free him from its caress.”

    I think I recall that I read somewhere you have said that you have no sense of smell? Either way, this is really perfectly captured and well-written, Walt 🙂

  5. So late to the dVerse bar for reading from this prompt — days playing with grandchildren took precedence. But delighted to come rest in this armchair here — perhaps a well worn leather one? Wonderful write — autumn leaves entice but a good book and perhaps this chair is conveniently placed near a fireplace when afghan season comes around? 🙂

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