Mint and memory

For Jilly’s Jim Harrison quote prompt.

“Much that you see isn’t with your eyes”


There are pictures in these words, as vivid as sunlight on water, that ripple and whisper like the scent of walking on wild mint. I remember turning my head as the smell rose, drifting in crushed opulence, and seeing the white scut of a small deer dancing into the tree shadows by the stream—red deer, green shade, in a vibrant halo of mint and memory.

Summer almost gone,

tapestry unravelling,

the scent still lingers.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

18 thoughts on “Mint and memory”

  1. So vivid, emotionally riveting, like a lump in one’s throat when remembering something stunningly beautiful in nature that takes one’s breath away. Thank you, Karen

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