Lilacs in May
Of all the scented flowers,
few could surpass the sweet perfume of the lilac.
This week I passed by a lilac shrub
and was immediately transfixed by its heavenly fragrance.
I plucked a small flower head and carried it for awhile
to enjoy its scent.
The appealing smell of that lilac flower transported me to other days in May,
ones filled with warm breezes and sunlight.
Lilacs are alternately said to convey innocence, confidence, and protection.
But to me they are sweet reminders of another place and time.