TJ’s Household Haiku: Perfume (Scent)/Lost


Wild strawberry scent

Lingering childhood moment

Lost foreverness


TJ’s Challenge


About Olga

I have always had an affinity for artistic endeavors and the beauties of nature. The power of the word combined with photography have become my creative spark.
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18 Responses to TJ’s Household Haiku: Perfume (Scent)/Lost

  1. Foreverness…is that a thing? If so, I like it!

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  2. Suzanne says:

    That’s a lovely haiku. It’s amazing how certain scents can take us back to distinct memories.

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  3. Wonderful haiku; nicely illustrated.

    The word [foreverness] was new to me (and to the WP spelling checker) also.  Thanks to appearing soon after [childhood] and right after [lost], it took on a poignant connotation for me that makes it much more interesting than being merely an unusual synonym for [eternity].  Children sometimes assume that things always have been and always be as they are (well, seem to be) now.  The loss of that illusion can be painful.

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    • Olga says:

      Thank-you, Mellow. First time that I’ve had my poetry analyzed so eloquently. You were spot on. My intention was to feel my way through expressing the loss of foreverness of a young child (me) when nearby wild strawberry fields were lost, but the scent triggers the memory. I remember (at five years old) being taken by my older brother (rowing across Cherry Lake) to a magnificent wild strawberry field. Never to be seen again due to a flash flood that wiped out the area and almost our house. Appreciate your wonderful comment. ❤

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  4. tjparis says:

    Shakespeare invented huge numbers of words we use everyday. Foreverness must be your contribution to the English Language. Brilliant.

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  6. Very whimsical. Olga. I love it. 🙂

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  7. micketalbot says:

    how oft have I found
    foreverness lost… so sad
    will man ever learn

    wild strawberries
    I prostrate myself to smell
    remembered times

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