Fragrant Quote for April 18th, 2012 Fragrance Alice Blackwell -Lake Erie College-1915

Fragrant Quote for April 18th, 2012

Fragrance
Alice Blackwell -Lake Erie College-1915

... Listen, close your eyes a moment,
With your head up, nose tip-tilted,
As a wild and furry thing
Alert, will sniff a new-born breeze,
A new and tantalizing odor
Mingling indistinct, yet beck'ning—
'Tis the wild perfume of spearmint
Growing by the tinkling brook.

Suddenly you feel your whiskers
(Or the place where wild things have them)
Brist'ling, quivering, with the knife-keen
Painful joy of new discov'ry.

When the poignant breeze upholds
In gusty folds of ice and warmth
The promise of a time of newness;
When you feel the fresh awak'ning
To new life and animation;
When you press your face deep down
Within the leaves of potted primrose,
And take long sniffs of satisfaction
As you smell the good brown earth,
Perfumed with hope of new creation;
Then your very finger nails
Are quiv'ring with the poignant message
Of the shiv'ring pungent wind,—
Spring has come I

As a wild and furry thing
Alert, will sniff a new-born breeze,
So you find yourself in springtime
Walking with your nose tip-tilted
With your very hair-roots quiv'ring
With the message of new birth.