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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Incense

I introduce incense.
I sing the sweets I know, the charms I feel, My morning incense ... The sweets of Hasty-Pudding. Come ... glide o'er my palate, and inspire my soul.
-Barlow, Joel
'The Hasty-Pudding', canto1

Like Barlow's, these are also morning incense. Or I see them burning in the morning. Never in the evening. These incense sticks in my workplace burn endlessly. I've been here awhile.  The years have accustomed me to the fragrance. Thais burn incense reverently like this one does.

This post is linked with ABC Wednesday.

13 comments:

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots. We also do burn them and I like their fragrance.

GVK said...

We, in India, burn a lot of incense as well.We call it 'agarbathi'. The town where I live, Mysore, is known for its agarbathi. It is a cottage industry here. http://www.google.co.in/search?q=agarbathi+&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a#sclient=psy&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=Tl0&rls=org.mozilla:en-US%3Aofficial&q=agarbatti+manufacturers+in+mysore&aq=1b&aqi=g-m1g-b4&aql=&oq=&pbx=1&fp=116bc879be8b8161

Hazel said...

Yes, incense is big part of several cultures this side of our continent.

Jingle said...

a lovely take on your culture,
beautiful i words matching the image.

well done.

Ms. Burrito said...

So pretty and Interesting!


Please come and see my ABC Wednesday post, thanks!

Roger Owen Green said...

I always associate incense with the Catholic church - and marijuana consumption!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Hazel said...

They both smoke :) Thanks for dropping by.

January said...

great post for letter "I". Have a Nice Day!

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Winchester Daily Photos said...

Incense always reminds me of churches or 'new age' type shops!

helenmac said...

Thank you for the great contribution to I-day! I love incense having grown up with it in church and now using Indian incense in my home daily.
HelenMac ABC Wednesday Team

Pagan Sphinx said...

I like incense - since my teen years. When we visit the New England Peace Pagoda, I always bring a stick or two to burn. Can't wait until the snow is all gone and we can climb the road up to the pagoda and sit by the pond and visit with the frogs. :-)

Thanks for your visit to The Pagan Sphinx. I'm so glad you came! I will follow you as well.

Peace

Hazel said...

@HelenMac, I'm glad I joined finally. I have always wanted to do ABC Wednesday since I began blogging. For some reason I never got around to it until now. I think I will enjoy this meme very much.

@Pagan Sphinx, climb the road to the pagoda, sit by the pond and visit with the frogs - how charming! Great art blog you have going. Thanks for dropping by.

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