P. U. what stinks?
Which sense is most important?
My Internet research session determined, that the sense of smell wins hands-down . . .
Or, should we say noses-pinched . . .
Why? Smell lingers longer in our minds, and is more closely linked to memory than our other senses.
It follows that tapping into our sense of smell would inspire a more visceral response to our poetry, and this give it more impact.
Easy to say, but hard to do, right?
Why is it so easy to describe things in terms of how they look, feel, taste, sound, but so hard to describe how they smell? Beats me. Let’s give it a try anyway.
Poetry Challenge #13
Smell That Smell . . .
Take a moment to recall a smell. Now write a poem describing it—without comparing it to another smell.
I agree, this challenge stinks…
Futhermore, or What Curious Minds Want to Nose:
- For some science behind smells, click here: Psychology and Smell http://www.fifthsense.org.uk/psychology-and-smell/
- For a Rockin' inspirations, click here: Lynyrd Skynyrd Band singing Smell That Smell
- For 19 more about smells, click here: "Fascinating Facts About Smells"
*Cindy Faughnan and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge at least 630 days ago. We now take turns creating our own prompts to share with you. If you join us in the 7-Minute Poetry Challenge be sure to let us know by posting the title, a note, or if you want, the whole dang poem, in the comments!