Monday, August 26, 2013

"An aromatic journey down the memory lane:-)"

Early morning aroma of filter coffee instantly rises the spirits.
Reminds me those mornings of exam preparation to be in merits.
The smell of a new book or the morning paper always makes me elated.
The words travel from my eyes to mind giving rise to images animated!


The sweet smell of roses in the garden reminds me of grand mom's place.

Her love for gardening used to create a colorful atmosphere which exuded peace.
The scent of the incense sticks reminds me the holy Fridays,
when mom always lights them up, gives alms to the poor and prays!
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The smell of coconut oil reminds me those lazy Sundays,

when I used to have head bath after the long oil massages.
Sundays were meant to watch duck-tales and jungle book.
And then have a sumptuous lunch by mom who is a magnificent cook!


The cool breeze with whiffs of various recipes is amazing.

The aroma makes me hungry and the stomach starts rumbling.
The mixed aroma of boiling dal and spices brings back the school days.
The days when mom used to pack lunch boxes in innovative ways!


Then comes the whir of the washing machine and the strong smell of detergent.

The sounds and smell remind me the office training days spent in queues at laundromat.
The queues lead to new friendships , talks, gossip and at times an interesting conversation.
The place where people used to hangout more than the clothes for some relaxation! ;)


The fragrance of a freshly baked bread or other confectionery is tempting.

The taste-buds tingle and diet chart goes to dumps as mouth starts watering.
Brain says no but heart always says yes and manages to win over the brain.
I treat myself with a pastry or an apple pie as it is tough to refrain!


The smell of the wet mud always pushes me down the valley of memories.

Rain and nostalgia go hand in hand digging out the deep thoughts from centuries!
The aroma of hot Pakodas and tea is so inviting during rains.
A sip and a bite energize me releasing me from all the pains!


From morning to evening smells engulf us and impact our mood.

Depending on the kind of smell mood can be bad or good.
Some smells take us back in time. They make us sit and brood.
A certain smell brings a random memory and acts as an allude!
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46 comments:

  1. Lovely and nostalgic!! The smells bring alive so many memories!! :)
    All the best for the contest, Afshan :)

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    1. Thanks for wishes :)
      ya smells r truly nostalgic

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  2. Wow...you have covered the whole plethora of aromas and smells I love so much . But the smell of new books and wet earth are of course my favorites :)

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    1. Ya those r my two favs too and the combined smell is magical !! :) :)
      Thanks sridevi . glad u liked it

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  3. Lovely. The nostalgic smells rather aroma and fragrance are well expressed in verse. The rhyming pattern is perfect.All the best for the contest.

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    1. :) Thanks Kalpana. Am glad u liked it

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  4. Yes,nostalgia associated with so many of them like smell of incense, coffee and wet earth. Good luck for the contest.

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    1. ya so many smells act as hints of few age old happenings :)
      Thanks Alka for the comment

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  5. Hot pakodas and chai - perfect. A nice trip down memory lane. Good luck for the contest Afshan.

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    1. Ya wont they make us instantly hungry : )
      thanks for the comment suzy

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  6. Awesome! So many memories packed into a beautiful poem!

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    1. :) Thank U Shaivi
      Glad u liked. Thanks for visiting !!

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  7. Exquisite... Nostalgic... Superb... A-CLASS <3

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  8. I very beautiful poem...Even I associated the smell of coffee with hard times and exams alwaysss! Strange but somethings are so similar, no matter who we are :D

    good luck for the contest!

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    1. Thanks Sarah. Ya coffee has a myth that it will keep u awake :D I always dozed off though :P
      Thanks a ton for liking it and thanks for visiting my blog

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  9. Lovely afshan..!! :):) it was as if I m reading my own experiences.. :)

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    1. Thanks Ankita :) I am glad you feel connected to this post
      thanks for visiting my blog !

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  10. WoW! Beautiful and can relate with many smells.


    P.S. I don't remember if I have already told, so once again reminding, ;) I have nominated you for the Wonderful Team Membership Award, if you would like, do accept.
    http://sheethalsusan89.blogspot.com/2013/08/its-raining-awards-d.html#comment-form

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    1. I saw and replied Sheethal. Will do the needful when I Get time
      Thanks a lot for the award

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  11. WoW! Beautiful and can relate with many smells.


    P.S. I don't remember if I have already told, so once again reminding, ;) I have nominated you for the Wonderful Team Membership Award, if you would like, do accept.
    http://sheethalsusan89.blogspot.com/2013/08/its-raining-awards-d.html#comment-form

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  12. Aroma of Cinnamon and COffee... lovely...<3... I loved ur post...

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    1. Thanks Barkha :)
      am happy u loved it
      Thanks for visiting my blog !

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  13. Wow... so many different memories... you've made me very nostalgic lady! Way to go....

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  14. We have such similar memories from childhood! Lovely to be reminded!!

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    1. Am glad u loved reading it :)
      Thanks Rosh

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  15. Ah sheer Nostalgia ! The smell of baked bread and wet earth is among by favorites !

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    1. thanks for reading Ruchira :) ya getting wet and then eating hot bakery items is blissss

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  16. Last verse is lovely. And hi-fi on coconut oil on hair, though my family did that on Saturday night. Lovely poem Afshan :)

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    1. ya Coco oil massages - I still love them .nothing is so soothing :)
      thanks for reading saru

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  17. A lovely poem Afshan. :) The smell of wet mud, hot pakodas..enchanting! Good luck!

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    1. ya that smell is like" WOOWW"
      thanks for visiting my blog Pooja :)

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  18. Very very nice poem... and everything, actually a lot of the things seem so familiar! All the best for the contest!

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    1. ya these smells r usually common to most of us :)
      thanks and same to u

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  19. A very nice poem Afshan. Brings back so many memories.

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    1. Thanks Amit for reading and acknowledging !

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  20. Lovely.. :) :) smells, sights, taste and music they all hv the power to tk us back in tym!! Well captured Afshan :)

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  21. Sundays were meant to watch duck-tales and jungle book.
    And then have a sumptuous lunch by mom who is a magnificent cook!

    Soooo truee... I don't think the next generations will ever get to see these, Afshan. So, nicely captured. Thanks for bringing back these memories :)

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