Aroma Therapy
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Aroma Therapy

her father’s humidor
 
the scent of cedar
and a lone Montecristo
he’d reserved for occasion
 
rise up to meet her
almost before she opens the lid
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#2
(09-30-2022, 10:58 AM)Tiger the Lion Wrote:  Aroma Therapy

her father’s humidor
 
the scent of cedar
and a lone Montecristo
he’d reserved for occasion
 
rise up to meet her
almost before she opens the lid

Would it be inappropriate to ask what this is about? I know poets hate "explaining" their poems, but it's too abstract for me. I feel like I'm missing something. It can't be cigars... right?
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(09-30-2022, 12:52 PM)The Karate Kid Part 2 Wrote:  
(09-30-2022, 10:58 AM)Tiger the Lion Wrote:  Aroma Therapy

her father’s humidor
 
the scent of cedar
and a lone Montecristo
he’d reserved for occasion
 
rise up to meet her
almost before she opens the lid
Would it be inappropriate to ask what this is about? I know poets hate "explaining" their poems, but it's too abstract for me. I feel like I'm missing something. It can't be cigars... right?
Not inappropriate at all. I'm not sure how much more to add that wouldn't turn vague into a beaten horse. I do love walking that tightrope though.
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(09-30-2022, 01:43 PM)Tiger the Lion Wrote:  
(09-30-2022, 12:52 PM)The Karate Kid Part 2 Wrote:  
(09-30-2022, 10:58 AM)Tiger the Lion Wrote:  Aroma Therapy

her father’s humidor
 
the scent of cedar
and a lone Montecristo
he’d reserved for occasion
 
rise up to meet her
almost before she opens the lid

Would it be inappropriate to ask what this is about? I know poets hate "explaining" their poems, but it's too abstract for me. I feel like I'm missing something. It can't be cigars... right?

Not inappropriate at all. I'm not sure how much more to add that wouldn't turn vague into a beaten horse. I do love walking that tightrope though.

I am probably just being slow. To be fair, I did have to look up some of the words (the names for cigars) so maybe that is distracting me from the overall concept of the poem. Not to mention I read "humidor" as "haemorrhoid" the first go-through—which entirely fucked my entire reading of it up. I wouldn't change it. It made me think. And the language is great. Which is entirely more than most poems usually do.

*did I use "entirely" more library than anyone ever should. Yes!
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(09-30-2022, 10:58 AM)Tiger the Lion Wrote:  Aroma Therapy

her father’s humidor
 
the scent of cedar
and a lone Montecristo
he’d reserved for occasion
 
rise up to meet her
almost before she opens the lid

Hi Tiger,
I get some melancholy of a special cigar never smoked.  Putting 'almost' in the last line is striking to me.  Suggests a half forgotten memory of the father.  
Well done,
steve
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(10-02-2022, 12:42 AM)brynmawr1 Wrote:  
(09-30-2022, 10:58 AM)Tiger the Lion Wrote:  Aroma Therapy

her father’s humidor
 
the scent of cedar
and a lone Montecristo
he’d reserved for occasion
 
rise up to meet her
almost before she opens the lid
Hi Tiger,
I get some melancholy of a special cigar never smoked.  Putting 'almost' in the last line is striking to me.  Suggests a half forgotten memory of the father.  
Well done,
steve
Thanks Steve. Sometimes a somewhat simple word can be your best friend. In this case, I was asking "almost" to do quite a bit of work. Thanks for noticing.
Paul
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