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Musings on a Hot Bath

Updated on June 19, 2013

The feel of hot water

Steam hovering in the air

The scents of lavender,

Wild mountain honey,

Jasmine so pure

This is baptism

A time to wash away the day's dust

To cleanse and be cleansed

Not just body but also soul

Sounds from violin and cello

Waft from the other room

I sink into the pool

And begin to dream...


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      Sherri Tuck 

      5 years ago from Virginia

      Thank you. I enjoy writing sensory poems. Poetry should be felt.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 

      5 years ago from Washington, DC

      Exquisite look at a warm bath. This is lovely, sherri. I'm really enjoying your poetry, glad I found this one as I am a bath person, too. Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

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      Sherri Tuck 

      6 years ago from Virginia

      Thank you all. Inspiration sometimes comes from a simple joy--like a bath!

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      Theresa Ast 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      I really like your poems - very direct and to the point, but also quite evocative. Which I know is a contradiction in terms, but there it is. Sharing.

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      Rochelle Ann De Zoysa 

      6 years ago from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

      Wow ! Nice ... you find inspiration in such as this :)

    • sherrituck profile imageAUTHOR

      Sherri Tuck 

      6 years ago from Virginia

      Thank you. I wrote this poem after realizing how we take simple things for granted. People spend money on different ways to relieve stress when sometimes a hot bath is all that it takes.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Voted up and awesome. You make a nice, hot bubble bath sound so wonderful. Just heavenly.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Don't! This is such a beautiful, evocative poem, but I only have a shower; no bath! I really do miss the joy of a good soak and time out.

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      Jim Higgins 

      6 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      The poem is almost as relaxing as the hot bath would be.

    • sherrituck profile imageAUTHOR

      Sherri Tuck 

      6 years ago from Virginia

      Hot baths are a simple way to rejuvenate the mind and body. They are so good for us in many, many ways. Thanks for visiting!

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      Sherri Tuck 

      6 years ago from Virginia

      I love Arizona. It is such a spiritual place so I know that you are in paradise for sure! Thanks for stopping by!

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      6 years ago

      Heh! I wouldn't know the "scented aspect" of a hot bath from Adam's off ox...but give me (a) plenty of hot water, (b) a good book and (c) no interruptions--THAT'S Paradise on Earth.

      Especially here and now, at our Border Fort residence in southern Arizona. We're off grid, I just completed the construction of a passive solar hot water system in December (after the season had cooled a bit much to make the water truly HOT)...and we (wife and I) can't WAIT for the warming months to come. It looks like Toasty Bath time will be abundantly available any day there's (a) sunshine and (b) a peak outdoor temperature of 75 degrees or more. Which, where we live, should be 9 to 10 months out of the year.

      Which ain't bad, since we've been without "civilized" bathing facilities (other than Old West style, tub plus water heated on camp stove) since we started homesteading this acreage on April 18, 2009.

      I'm not big on violin or cello, either--prefer birds chirping outside the window or coyotes howling--but Pam would "get it" for sure.

      I did know a GIRL named Jasmine once and, admittedly, have bought lavender "bath stuff" for me sweetie. Maybe that counts. :)

      Voted Up and More.

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      6 years ago from The Vortex

      Yes! I thought I was the only one who luxuriated in a hot bath this way. Love it!


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