Camphor (Her Strong Aroma)



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{info: chenin blanc is white wine}
A note on a man who is left reminiscing his late wife by the tree she planted and memories of her that live strong. I chose Camphor tree as its scent and ability to catch fire is as vivid as the memories the man holds on to of his wife.

Camphor (Her Strong Aroma)

Fluttering leaves steal short peaks through our teak window.

That crisp Camphor tree aged an year more

That crisp Camphor tree aged an year more than your grave.

I see your delicate hands, wet dirt smeared on a glistening face. The summer afternoon you sowed the tree.

I see your delicate hands, wet dirt smeared on a glistening face. The summer afternoon you sowed the tree. Too bad how things then went for you and me.

How afternoons grew too long.

How afternoons grew too long. How nobody remained to remind this old man he stoops.

How afternoons grew too long. How nobody remained to remind this old man he stoops. And whisper reasons to jolly along.

That whiff of honey-almond washed fine hair.

That whiff of honey-almond washed fine hair. Replaced by drenched earth.

However, I don't complain,

However, I don't complain, for my lady told me not to.

When I often did at the radio that acted funny,

When I often did at the radio that acted funny, During conclusory ticks of clock arms of Saturday football game.

"You'll crack faster. I see another wrinkle, angry old man".

That damned pleasant old lady.

"There's your Chenin blanc; our Sunday night coustomary.

"There's your Chenin blanc; our Sunday night coustomary. Pity I can't touch or whirl you around On cue of sweet country tunes."

In the nights crisp breeze.

In the nights crisp breeze. He stood pouring water at nodding leaves

Hoping she,

Hoping she, now somewhere celestial,

Hoping she, now somewhere celestial, could taste some fine wine.

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