Ambrosial

Ambrosial

A Poem by Carlos Lorenzo Estrada
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In my grandmother's garden there was one particular scent that defined childhood to me. Its memory haunts me to this day, in smiles.

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    Ambrosial 
    By
      Carlos Lorenzo Estrada 

It was fragrant, attacking, sharp to the nose.
The scent so strong; effusively grows.

Its petals green in veined outlined webs.
The essence of peppermint stays in our heads.

It captures imaginations alluring entrance.
Child's to play and dream perchance?

It reflects our innocence and the passing of time.
A reminder of nature and the finite of rhyme.

© 2021 Carlos Lorenzo Estrada


Author's Note

Carlos Lorenzo Estrada
I hope this poem brings back to those who read it a particular scent that reminds them of a past innocence that haunts their dreams, and memories.

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I buy ambrosia wine in a nearby wine shop. A wonderful wine.
"It was fragrant, attacking, sharp to the nose.
The scent so strong; effusively grows."
I liked how you defined the odor of ambrosia. Thank you Carlos for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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I buy ambrosia wine in a nearby wine shop. A wonderful wine.
"It was fragrant, attacking, sharp to the nose.
The scent so strong; effusively grows."
I liked how you defined the odor of ambrosia. Thank you Carlos for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love this write! It evokes so many childhood memories for me. I had horses and I remember placing my nose on their neck and to me that was the sweetest smell ever! Each horse has their own unique personality...and smell! ~Sharon

Posted 3 Months Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

3 Months Ago

that is so true. When you described your memory I was taken back myself when I was 14 and working a.. read more
reminds me of Cindy, my first girlfriend and love...
Taboo....melted me and made my knees wobble even before the kiss.
j.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

3 Months Ago

Thank you, J. for sharing your memory. Nothing means more to me then knowing that this piece elicit.. read more
Hello, Carlos! :)
I haven't smelled a moth ball in maybe twenty years, but the scent is there in the corners of some memories of my grandmother's house, in closets with bright pink itchy blankets.
"the finite of rhyme" - I enjoy writing poetry with patterns. The limitations of rhyme push me to create new phrasing; so while my thoughts may not be new, I'm sure at least a few if my word combinations are. Haha
Have you written any rhythmic poetry?

Posted 3 Months Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

3 Months Ago

You are too kind Matt. I hope I didn't sound too cynical on my previous comment. I do love poetry a.. read more
mattavelli

3 Months Ago

Any time I hold back my opinion in writing, I'm just saving it for dramatic effect. Writing a poem, .. read more
Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

3 Months Ago

You are preaching to the choir my friend. I wrote the story War Pig, which is my satirical and pess.. read more
There's a cetain perfume the girls wear that bring me back to Lorraine when I was 16. I even remember the friends we hung out with. It brings back an era I wish I could stay in.

Good writing.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

3 Months Ago

I hear you there my friend. I myself often wish I could go back in time to choose a different path .. read more
Scents can really evoke memories Carlos. Honeysuckle is one whose fragrance always reminds me of my great Uncle's beautiful garden and the grapevine and sundial contained in it. Peppermint does have a strong smell. Peppermint tea is so refreshing. I enjoyed reading about your Grandmother again in this beautiful poem which recaptures your childhood.

Chris

Posted 3 Months Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

3 Months Ago

Thank you, Chris, she did love her tea, and personally grew the plant for that reason. Smells do il.. read more

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Carlos Lorenzo Estrada
Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

salinas , CA



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If I can say something worth saying that makes just one person think about others...I'll try. The greatest storyteller was my grandmother. I miss her stories. more..

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