Powerfully evoked memories
brought through the conduit of smell;
fresh stock flowering in a narrow earth bed
suddenly I am a child again and I can tell
you exactly whose garden it was long ago.
Sweet peas flowering in rich vibrant hues,
bumblebees buzzing from flower to flower
transports me back to a garden of significance
every time I smell these lovely timeless blooms,
for they are etched forever through their scent.
Thus the power of smells and scents remain
long after the event, long after we even can recall
those times and places that left their mark,
unseen and forgotten until inhaled once again,
these fragrant reminders of yesteryear.....