The Scent Of Truth: Poetry by Diane Maietta

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The Scent Of Truth

A scent is an attractor.  A person’s positive integrity is an attractor.  

Ask yourself then, the imaginative question for your life’s meaning: 

What is the scent of my personal truth?

Your inner peace illuminates and animates your beauty…

Be beautiful in your wearing the scent of your truth that you may attract the living of purpose that brings the energies and peoples of peace and beauty into your life.  

Give that which you wish to receive.

Photo by Evgeni Tcherkasski on Unsplash

Photo by Evgeni Tcherkasski on Unsplash

The Scent of Truth

(“My crown is in my heart, not on my head;

Not deck’d with diamonds and Indian stones,

Nor to be seen: my crown is call’d content:

A crown it is that seldom kings enjoy.”—Shakespeare, 

King Henry VI, Part III, I, 62.)


The scent of truth is on my skin;

Stark and cut from citrus winds.

Tonic of flowers first-born in faith;

In holy waters, my skin is bathed;

My hair is soft with love’s sweet dew,

It curls a frame ‘round my eyes for you

That smile like diamonds-in-the-rough,

Kissing Shakespeare’s lips of “dreaming-stuff”.


The scent of truth knows Beauty’s name;

Knows Wild Love will approach you tame—

To capture your purpose and draw you in,

Charming your soul’s senses, as if your twin

And blessed in return with beauty, sublime,

Of luxurious friendships by Laws Divine…

Flavoring your skin with the incense of grace, 

Bringing perfect diamonds to glow from your face. 

First Rights.

Copyright, 5 March 2006, by Diane M Maietta.  All Rights Reserved.

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Diane Maietta

Self-described as a free-spirit of courage, love, and compassion, Diane Maietta was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in the neighboring small town of Apollo, PA. She has received a citation from the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in honor of her poetic voice and is listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who in the East, 24th Edition. You may find her artwork at her website: and her Instagram: