There is a joy

I experience

when I smell

boronia in bloom.


This nondescript plant

only has its

small brown bell-shaped flowers

one month in the year

but they signal

spring is close.


So the smell

triggers memories

of emerging from winter

but there is also

a delicate sweetness

to the fragrance

unlike any other

that is guaranteed

to put a smile

on my face.


Gratitude is always important

but especially

during a lockdown.



2 thoughts on “Boronia

  1. What an important message! Simple pleasures can give so much joy. I’m loving the daphne in my garden at the moment. I have a few sprigs in little vases around the house. The smell is heavenly!

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