And the scent of mock orange
drifts through the window.

How can I rest?
How can I be content
when there is still
that odor in the world?

Louise Glück, from “Mock Orange” in The Triumph of Achilles 



  1. I love the scent of mock orange.

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  2. Grew up with the scent of orange blossoms in spring. All year long, orange blossom extract to desserts.

    Never heard of Mock Orange. This is beautiful!

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  3. so many things to be enjoyed, just waiting for me to enjoy them

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  4. How lovely! How did I (or anyone!) live this long without knowing of their existence?? Thanks for sharing this, too!

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  5. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    SPRING … is it here already? … ‘that odor in the world?’
    Louise Glück, from “Mock Orange” in The Triumph of Achilles.

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  6. I’ve never heard of mock orange; now I want to find some!
    and did you post this at 3:00 in the morning?!

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  7. love the posts

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  8. Lovely…perhaps inspire by some other Spring Photos on a beautiful day?

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  9. Thought so…no beautiful Spring weather today or for the next several days…started in the night, Rain,Rain and deluge…he picked a small still tender stalk of Rhubarb this morning, adding it to some store bought strawberries, simmered and put on top of plain yogurt which graced the homemade pancakes, then the yummy was sprinkled with powered sugar…a tiny piece of chicken sausage , seasoned & a side of scrambled eggs…may have to take some photos with dripping rain drops..

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  10. Gorgeous image.

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  11. Lovely white. I would love to see more of your own writing.

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