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THE SCENT OF A ROSE

#Haiku Happenings #6: Imelda’s latest #haibun for #dversepoets!

MY WALL

Velvet Fragrance

Her fragrance was one I could only dream of when I was young. Though the smell of Ylang-ylang and Rosal, more popularly known as Gardenia, infused the air around me, still I longed for the scent of a rose. Yes, roses grew in our area, but they did not have rose smell that I learned about in books and TV. Even the roses that were commercially available, beautiful as they were, lacked the fragrance that I was looking for.

So intent was I in fulfilling this rose-scented dream that when I got the chance to have a little flower garden, roses topped the list of plants I decided to plant. Needless to say, fragrance was a major consideration in the choice of roses to plant. Of the plants growing in the garden, Velvet Fragrance is a favorite. Its perfume, for me, sums up all that is beautiful and…

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