Post-weekend Poetry 101: Sanctuary by Jade Kennedy

Welcome to Post-weekend Poetry and the one hundred and first poem in this series. This week’s piece is by poet and short story writer Jade Kennedy.


Enfolded into,
his arms, his
scent of sugared dark earth
His taste of,
fresh salted caramel.
The colour of,
young green wood,
sun warmed,
aroma of baking bread.

His smell is enticing,
on my tongue, heightened
I experience his stubble,
on the inside of my lips.
His skin is lightly spiced,
brushed with
love and ripening promises.


I asked Jade what prompted this piece and she said…

‘Sanctuary’ is about my husband Carl. It’s a love poem that explores all the things I love about him wrapped into a description of smell and touch.

Thank you, Jade. Great to have you back. Your poem was delightful.


JadeJade Kennedy is a writer of poetry, prose, flash fiction and a collector of borrowed expressions. She lives in East Yorkshire, UK. Her poetry has been included in various zines and she is now looking to find more homes for her flash fiction. Her blog is ‘Borrowed Expressions’ at

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