Rate this poem:(0.00 / 0 votes)

Sensory Memory



The smell of rain, the smell of snow,
the smell of fresh cut grass;
the smell of cane, the smell of dough,
the smell of grill fried bass
in memory amass.

The noise of din, the croon of tune,
the drone of killer bees;
the noise of tin, the croon of coon,
the drone of legal pleas
in memory unfreeze.

The feel of pelt, the feel of fleece,
the feel of Chinese silk;
the feel of felt, the feel of grease,
the feel of curdled milk
in memory release.

The taste of pie, the taste of wine,
the taste of good ice-cream;
the taste of rye, the taste of brine,
the taste of blue-gill bream
in memory redeem.

The sight of land, the sight of sea,
the sight of mountain ash;
the sight of sand, the sight of lea,
the sight of lightning flash
in memory unlash.
Font size:
Collection  PDF     
 

Submitted on February 05, 2010

44 sec read
3

Quick analysis:

Scheme ABABB CDCDB EFEFE GHGHH IJIJJ
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 719
Words 147
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

Wallace Dean LaBenne

Professor, therapist, author and poet. more…

All Wallace Dean LaBenne poems | Wallace Dean LaBenne Books

(3 fans)

Discuss this Wallace Dean LaBenne poem with the community:

0 Comments

    Translation

    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Sensory Memory" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 3 Feb. 2023. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/83747/sensory-memory>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    February 2023

    Poetry Contest

    Enter our monthly contest for the chance to win cash prizes and gain recognition for your talent.
    25
    days
    12
    hours
    27
    minutes

    Browse Poetry.com

    Quiz

    Are you a poetry master?

    »
    Sestina is made up of how many lines?
    • A. 6
    • B. 36
    • C. 39
    • D. 28