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Mother's Fragrance

Updated on September 1, 2013

Asleep on Mother's shoulder


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


        If you liked this poem, check out another poem I wrote titled: "When Baby Sleeps" at

        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 5 years ago

      Betty Ann, thank you again for your kind words.

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      agaglia 6 years ago

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

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      agaglia 6 years ago

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

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      cj 6 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 captivating!!

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      agaglia 6 years ago

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

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      agaglia 6 years ago

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

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      kirutaye 6 years ago from London, UK

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

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      Nellieanna Hay 6 years ago from TEXAS

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

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      Betty Ann 6 years ago

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