Friday, May 6, 2016

Love's Lingering Scent--By Andrea Dietrich--United States

Love's Lingering Scent

melt away
fragrantly as
twin flames above them
mirror one another
in a bright dance of passion.
The wax bodies fade away, but
love’s scent beautifully lingers as
the steadfast flames burn slowly down to die.

Andrea Dietrich grew up in Iowa and now resides in Utah with a spouse and two cats. She has two grown children and six grandchildren. Having graduated BYU with a Spanish major/ESL minor, she has spent most of her adult life teaching. It wasn't until 2000 that she began writing in earnest and discovering her "niche" as a writer of lyrical poetry. The internet opened up a new world for her, and she has spent nearly a decade now participating in poetry clubs, acting as a judge of poetry contests for various magazines and for the website Shadow Poetry.


  1. Lovely symbolism and clever structure.

  2. Nice work, Andrea. Witty and admirable. Thank you for sharing it and continued blessings!

    -MJ (