Tag Archives: fragrance

HOPEFUL

HOPEFUL

After a day like today,

I hope we can sleep right away…

We’ll catch up on time

Relaxing reclined,

And dream our cares away.

I’ve got a laundry bucket to do

Before it goes “P-U”…

Wife can’t do it

But I’ll get to it

Efforts, it’ll take a phew.

When I get back I’m sure the TV

Will be playing loud–wait and see–

Ringing in her ears

Limits what she hears,

For volume she depends upon me!

–Jonathan Caswell

SPRINGTIME REELS

SPRINGTIME REELS

Twirling skirts on windy days,

Faeries dance in strengthened sun rays…

That feverish swing

Pulls up everything,

As nature together sashays!

The scent of those heady perfumes,

Breaks into once darkened rooms…

Bringing thoughts of love

To one’s turtle-dove,

Or anyone else you’d assume.

That swishing of skirts in the trees

Brings out those pesky birds and bees…

Although bees may die

It’s all in the eye,

Trying so hard for a squeeze!

Things may slow down in hot weather,

‘Though no guarantees altogether…

That rhythm of life.

Pleasurable strife,

Must surge til the end, hell-for-leather!

–Jonathan Caswell

THE SMELL IN THE WIND…!

THE SMELL IN THE WIND…!

 

Last night’s perfume in the wind,

Perhaps was his very own chin…

If he were astute

He’d recognize BRUTE,*

Not be so easily taken in!

 

–Jonathan Caswell

* BRUTE…the man’s aftershave he was wearing!

 

STINK CLOUDS SHIFTING

STINK CLOUDS SHIFTING

Warm winds waft the tussle

O f springtime skunk mating scuffle…

“Pepe Le Pew”**

Awakens to

His warmer weather hustle.

Fragrances of lovers true

Descend on the highway too…

Wafting breezes,

Aromatic malfeasance

Will stir up a nasty brew.

On a certain early morning drive,

Hit one of these clouds and survived…

The noxious scent

Came in the air vent,

It’s a wonder my smeller’s revived!

–Jonathan Caswell

**Pepe Le Pew is a Warner Brothers cartoon character.

NOT PERFUME?

NOT PERFUME?

On rounds I entered a section
Lovely perfume came in my direction…
Was rather surprised
What came to my eyes,
Two men alone, upon inspection.

For some reason I had assumed
Certain scents were only perfumed…
Misreading the gender
Was a cultural bender,
Is scent gender not always groomed?

I frankly left them alone,
Consternation was apparently just my own…
Expecting a lady
I thought then maybe
I shouldn’t judge by scent alone!

–Jonathan Caswell