Poetry prompt: Fragrance in your words
For today, get ready to become nosy. This writing proposal is about object writing. It’s direct and straightforward. Pick a random object and recall memories and associations you hold towards it. What scent does the object invoke in you? What feelings? Use different metaphors, adjectives to do this exercise.
Book – as an object, for example:
It’s the scent of history, of collected words to drive knowledge. It’s the smell of rainy days and warm nights as I’m reading my favorite novel…
I knew I could always find it in the kitchen cupboard, on the first shelf, neatly placed among white plates we used for lunch. It was obligatory item in the house, just as bread. A 100 gr a day was my dose. I didn’t like to share it with anyone. If my sister would ask for a bite, I would rudely say: “One package, one person only”. And she would just smile at my 5 year old naive answer. Somehow she new how to steal last three cubes from my greasy pockets.
This love affair continued in the years of my primary school. Every afternoon, upon coming home, I would kick my books in the corner and run into my parents bedroom to indulge in the new comic and delectable pieces of sweet hazelnuts melting in my mouth. Yeah, my mom did mind that her pillows smelled like cacao, but I was too fast for her to catch me, anyway. And my fingers became very crafty in making small silver ducks and chickens out of foil wrap. But not only did my dark and sweet addiction help me to become an artist, my arithmetic skills improved too – by knowing how to add and subtract any new cavity. A reason for making friends with dentist, a way to kill time and satiate my teenage angst, it meant everything to me: now at 41 my pockets are still greasy, while my sister smiles at my stale lie: “I have non!”.
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