Mother's Fragrance

Asleep on Mother's shoulder

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Mother's Fragrance

By A. Gagliardi

Out of dimmest wet and muted sound

knit distinct and whole.

Infant knows his mother’s scent;

the fragrance of her smile.

Mother’s breath intoxicates;

inspires her infant echo.

Engulfing bouquet of respiration -

infant drinks her smile.

With smoky breath -

Perfume of life, her silkened skin beckons,

whispers love, & snuggles home -

the manna of perfection.

Her beating heart echoes life’s rhythm.

Her blood rushing in and out -- the tide

sings a lullaby. In the rise & fall of slumber

infant finds a place to hide.

In supple play of affection

her voice coos its embrace.

Sniffing her sound, infant seeks

the world in her face.

the new born knows her mother's smell

A very young infant peaceful in mother's arms.
A very young infant peaceful in mother's arms. | Source

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        If you liked this poem, check out another poem I wrote titled: "When Baby Sleeps" at hubpages.com/hub/when-baby-sleeps.

        It is the truth that infants know their mother's fragrance. They also recognize their mother's voice and will respond to music that they have heard in utero.



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agaglia 4 years ago Author

Betty Ann, thank you again for your kind words.


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agaglia 5 years ago Author

Hi Betty Ann, thank you for being such a good fan. I love your support.


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agaglia 5 years ago Author

cj, Hi thank you for your comment. the photos are of my daughter and her baby.


cj 5 years ago

What a beautiful expression of love! My first time hubbing....the only hub I know ends in c.a.p or b.y I loved the addition of pictures....so captivating!!


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agaglia 5 years ago Author

Nellianna, Hi again and thank you for you comment. I always appreciate your specific responses. thanks for supporting me.


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agaglia 5 years ago Author

Kirutaye, thanks for joining my hubs. I also appreciate your comments.


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kirutaye 5 years ago from London, UK

SO lovely...thanks for sharing. :o))


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Lovely imagery! I love "her silkened skin . . ". Just lovely. Voting up and beautiful.


Betty Ann 5 years ago

That is beautiful! You do such a good job describing with your words -- I'm proud of you.

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