This is part of the complete Exercises in Song cycle being released on this site.

"Olfactory " is a bonus exercise, not to be found in Raymond Queneau's original Exercices de Style nor in the translations.

To be sung to the tune of "Show Me The Way To Go Home". More information here.

Home smells of baking and fires,
But I can't detect it for the stench
Of alcohol and Scampi Fries and dry-roast nuts
And the general fug of mensch.

I long for hints of peat,
Salty seas and shorelines sweet,
And the gentle note of rose-round-the-door
Filling the length of my street.