Aoud Cuir d’Arabie (Montale) | Fragrance Poetry

Fragrance Poetry (Haiku) inspired by Montale’s Aoud Cuir d’Arabie.

Montale aoud cuir d'arabie poetic fragrance review
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Complimentary –
The Pleasant and Unpleasant,
Catch a Memory.

There’s so much to say about this fragrance, yet so little I can say. . .A mix of leather and fecal aromas. . . Translated “Oud Leather of Arabia. . .” Even though it may not be a pleasant smell by itself, like the smell of a camel, it can bring you back mentally to happy times – perhaps on a farm, or on a trip where you got to travel to an exotic place (exotic to those like myself in the USA) where you were surrounded with camels.

Click Here to learn more about Montale’s Aoud Cuir d’Arabie. Invasion Barbare by MDCI. © TheFragranceWriter.com, 2020, except where noted otherwise. All rights reserved.

The Old Man and the Sea | Short Poem No. 44

About an old man and the sea. . .

I’m happy enough where I am, so it seems

in my spot of contentment – where I’m meant to be. 

But, from where I sit, I look out to the sea.

It looks like there’s a world out there waiting for me.

And there’s a voice,

a still small voice that whispers to me.

I know there’s another world out there.

I tasted it before, like I taste the salty sea air.

My heartbeat thumps – it feels the dare

to leave the old me and find the new one.

And there’s a voice,

a still small voice that whispers to me, 

“Yes, you can.”

One day, you won’t recognize me.
They say, “Remember where you come from.”
Sometimes, I say, you’re meant to change.
Sometimes you’re meant to change your name.
And only that still small voice knows
what my new name will be.

Photo by Ian Schneider on Unsplash.

If you like what you read, also check out “Pink Seas” by derrickjknight for a great post mixing poetry and some very nice pics. Also check out my own post, “Five Poetry Blogs You Should Meet – Winter 2018.”

© Joey Blue and thepoetryaboutus.com, 2019. All rights reserved.

the old man and the sea
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The Old Man and the Sea. . .

Writers Block Ideas | Writing Tips

*Please note. This post has been updated. Find the new version here: “Writing Block Ideas | Jan. 2019 Edition”

If you’re not in the zone, don’t write.

Yes, that’s my best advice for writers block ideas. If you have to force the poem together, then it’s not right.

“But, Joey Blue,” you will say, “how do I get in the zone?”

Today I am going to give you one of my best writer’s tips. I never thought I would do it. But, to date, I have only lost money on my blog. I am not relying on this to make a living. So why not share my ideas with the world, so that we can all make great poetry together.

My best advice is very simple:

Let the music take you there.

That’s my tip (very simple). Do you have a song that really moves your heart? That touches your soul? Then I challenge you to do this. Turn that music on in your headphones, close your eyes, and let the words start flowing from your soul. Let the pen translate the feelings that are rising in you. And let the music take you there.

But, if music is not really your thing, don’t worry. I have a second tip that works just as well.

Let a picture inspire.

My second tip is also great. If you need writers block ideas, then try finding a picture that really grabs your attention or really pulls on your emotions. Then, just focus on that picture, and write what comes from your heart. For example, what does the picture below bring to your mind?

writers block ideas

This is a challenge I give to you for writers block ideas.

Next time you need writers block ideas, I challenge you to let the music take you there. Or find a picture and let it inspire. You may be surprised where you end up.

If you liked this post, check out this funny cartoon about “Writers’ Block” by Wrong Hands, as well as my poem “Will I Write Again Today?”

Photos by Steve Johnson ,Spencer Imbrock and Ales Dusa on Unsplash.

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