all the scents
of spring -
my wife

For my beloved wife

May lilac -
year after year
your scent


a lonely alley -
the twilight absorbs the scent
of cherry blossoms
Marek Kozubek

Review - Kazuko Nishimura

Although the audience’s sense of smell is triggered by the use of the word “scent”, immediately after, the image of cherry blossoms blooming in a twilight-lit alleyway fills our imagination with vivid imagery. This work also beautifully expresses the passage of time through the use of the word “twilight”, as it signifies the time when day turns into night, with the darkness not only absorbing the scent, but also gradually stealing the little light left that keeps the cherry blossoms visible.