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Saturday, May 19, 2012

The scent..

A fragrance wafted in the air.I thought i knew it as i was nodding my head with the beats of the song playing on my i-pod.And as i reeled through each song i could find some bits of memories from my life matching with the wordings of the song.Sure thing happens with most of us.So back to the fragrance.I knew that i have felt it before somewhere but where that was the question.
I looked out of my room struggling out of the warm blanket wrapped around me.There was utter darkness and pin drop silence.Then with utmost precision i opened the creaking window.With full care so that it doesn't wakes anyone else.
I looked outside and there was no one but i could feel the scented air.The diffusion had been slow as the scent came in small bits after every absorbing moment.
I got up and went outside.The night looked more beautiful when you can feel it engulfing you.And that is exactly what i felt,one with dark and silence.
I moved through the wet grasses bare foot,as my anklets jingled happily.There was no tree around our house and nor could anyone find a house to call neighbor before walking 3 kms.
I moved on watching the fireflies flying in the tall grasses.The owls eyes shining perched upon a distant tree.The stars were gazing me and moon was lighting my path.I could feel myself going closer to the scent.And there I saw it.The one fragrance that made me way happy.
As i could feel the winter chills advancing with each passing day.And so i realized it's time for it.The circle of white bunches of pretty flowers scattered underneath the tree.It was the saptaparni(Indian Devil tree).
I lied over there covered in night's beauty.Melancholic calling of the owl in my ears.Accompanied with the heavenly scent of the flowers.And i wasn't aware for how long i stayed that way.Only realizing with the first dew drop falling on me that it's time for the sun to shine and fragrance to fade away with light.

Image Courtesy-Alstonia Scholaris i)The tree's Image had been edited with effects which were not in the original image.

14 comments:

Crystal said...

"it's time for the sun to shine and fragrance to fade away with light." This line was very beautiful.. great post!

~✯*Jela*✯~ said...

to go out under the moonlight with the night's cool breeze and nature's beauty is one thing I usually do when im alone or feeling down poured. Relaxing indeed!.
I searched that flower u said, then found out that saptaparni has a bit of resemblance with a flower here in our country. it is named as 'CALACHUCHI'. their leaves look alike, and I guess the scent, too.. only the flower differs ..

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Confused Soul said...

Alcina, I have to say your narration skills are excellent. This was lovely :)

Alcina said...

@Crystal
Thank you :)
I thought twice before writing that line and didn't want to include it but as you say you like it,i am glad i put it across!

tc

Alcina said...

@Jela
Yes those are the two most prominent times when you wanna be with night :)
You searched for it i have never seen such a dedication from anyone till date to find out what they are actually reading about and it really made me happy :)
Hear from me more and how do you wish that to be?
Thank you for the appreciation.
Hope you had a happy visit here!!
Keep chiming..

Alcina said...

@Confused Soul
Oh! Now i am feeling shy.A girl who herself is so fantastic with narration complimenting me :)
Thank you so much!

subtlescribbler said...

hey alcina!
ur writing has something that makes d reader hooked!
loved d piece!


sarah

Ruchi Jain said...

Hey which music is this on your blog ??, i love this one, so deep and so near..

Alcina said...

@subtlescribbler
If you say so :)
Thank you!

Keep chiming..

Alcina said...

@Ruchi jain
I'll reply to your mail with the answer.

La Dolce Vita said...

Alcinia, as I was reading your post something sounded so familiar..the tree that you have mentioned in it, I did not know its name, neither the native name nor the scientific one, until you gave me the info here. I saw this tree two years back ,it is near my apartment , just a walk away.The scent led me to the tree. I am mesmerized by it and hooked to its smell yet nobody in my family sees anything special in it. It bears flower in September -Oct here and I can smell it then.
Another striking thing about your post is that I also hear a certain tune and it takes me back to certain days, memories as if I am in the past right now.
Take care,
Love,
Sanghamitra

Alcina said...

@La docle vita
Well this tree pulls me too..to itself :) i feel like i have known it forever..When you know how much beautiful something is to yourself then you don't really need to get a approval of the same from anyone else :)
It bears flower in sept-oct everywhere!
That happens with most of the people..going back to past with a tune :)

thank you!
love to you too..

Mak said...

The night couldn't have been more beautiful than the way you have described it Alcina :) loved it dear.

Take care, it's not adviced to stay out whole night :)

Alcina said...

@Mak
Thank you so much.I am glad that you could feel the beauty of the night.
Hehehe..there are some special occasions when you can't resist :)
Keep loving!