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Scented Lilacs Dancing in the Breeze

I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida with my wonderful cat Sid.


You came into my life,
when spring was in full bloom,
the world was like new,
trees changing into coats of green,
water gurgling through rivers and streams,
so much joy,
so many dreams -
scented lilacs dancing in the breeze.

Then I saw your dazzling smile,
as we sat beneath a blooming tree,
the scent was so intoxicating,
as first kisses we shared,
so many springs have come and gone,
but lilacs always make me smile,
reminding me that nearby you'll always be -
with scented lilacs dancing in the breeze.

Now far from where lilacs bloom,
memories of days gone by,
take me back to the places,
where purple and white lilacs in May bloom,
I can daydream for a while,
hear your voice whisper in my ear,
I'll always be near
and I smile through misty eyes,
as before me, I see -
scented lilacs dancing in the breeze.

© 2020 Gypsy Rose Lee


Rinita Sen on October 13, 2020:

Fascinating poetry.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 12, 2020:


This one is so touching. I love it.

The smell of lilacs is so refreshing...they don't last long enough but they are truly intoxicating.

Wonderful choice to use with this poem.

Thanks for the read.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 12, 2020:

I love lilacs and I loved this poem. Now I have to get Bev to love lilacs as much as I do so I can go buy a few of them for our front yard. :)

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on October 12, 2020:

Rasma, the memories that scented lilacs dancing in the breeze elicit for you is beautiful. What an amazing trigger!

Do you have lilacs in your garden?

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on October 12, 2020:

I love Lilacs and they are a good choice when writing poetry. This poem reflects a relationship that starts beautifully, but ends with just memories.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on October 12, 2020:

I am moved. Memories are flowing. Thank you.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on October 12, 2020:

Lilacs are beautiful and so is this poem. Nice work, Rasma.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on October 11, 2020:

A fine poetry. You have brought the memories through scented lilacs dancing in the breeze. Nice one.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on October 11, 2020:

I see those lines inside my head

I just can't help it!!! Thanks Ms Rose :-)

I hope you have an awesome day out there !!! Best wishes from me ;-)