I like metaphors that use one of our five senses to convey another – here a visual image serves as a metaphor for a scent.

And I must still be a child as vivid colours catch my attention more than ever.

‘The scents of the ducks were thick and luring as vivid colour is to a child.’


Source: Henry Williamson, Tarka the Otter: His joyful water-life and death in the two rivers, illus. C.F. Tunnicliffe (Harmondsworth: Puffin Books, 1976 (1927)), p. 85

Photo credit: MichaelGaida at pixabay.com


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