Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Wooden Perfume

Wooden perfume 
scents a picture:
 
outhouse,
step worn smooth
as glass.

Webs in the windows
that let in a little light.

Floor of earth,
carpet of chips,
splinters.

Handle of an axe, 
head on the block.

Bark of a fox
freezes the frosted 
night airs.

Step into the light,
the heat
of the hearth.

2 comments:

  1. Jonathan,
    Me likey. Especially:
    1. wooden perfume
    2. double entendre of "head on the block."
    3. how "hearth" calls back (aurally) to "Bark"
    Cheers,
    B.R.

    captcha was: noyes omousness!

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    1. Glad you liked this one and thanks for letting me know. Hope things are grand with you, Jonathan.

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