Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Potent

POTENT

–adj.
1. powerful; mighty.
2. cogent; persuasive.
3. producing powerful physical or chemical effects.
4. having or exercising great power or influence.
5. (of a male) capable of sexual intercourse.

–noun
heraldry
1. a fur having a pattern of T -shaped forms, placed in alternate directions and having alternating tinctures, one metal and one colour, so that all forms of one tincture face the same way and are between, above, and below forms of the other tincture facing the other way.
2. a T -shaped form used in potent or counterpotent.
–adj.
3. (of a cross) having a crosspiece at the extremity of each arm




I remember your scent
Permeating the space.
We would sniff at the walls,
Sofas, curtains
Whenever you were away
Perfume holding its magic

You left traces of you
So we would not miss you
Too much
We thought the enchantment
Cast to reel you back home.

You held your secret
Tightly bottled and sealed
A little star
So potent, so huge, then
A fragile empty shell.


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8 comments:

thingy said...

This reminds me of my cat, waiting for me.

That is the wonder of poetry. What do we see?

Very nice.

Helen said...

You have the neat ability to entertain and educate wrapped in one lovely package.

~T~ said...

Wonderful imagery!

Everyday Goddess said...

I love how certain perfumes remind me of special people.

Tess Kincaid said...

Sad. Elegant. Wonderful.

Promising Poets Parking Lot said...

cute take.
well done.

Tumblewords: said...

Eloquent melancholy. Beautiful!

Martin H. said...

A scent can take you to a time and place, in a split second.

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