As of late I have learned

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You pressed into me, indeliberately;
how is it that we realize months after the first taste?
And before I knew it, I melted.
Your lips erubescent made the light in the room grow
just a little bit darker,
just a little bit cognizantβ€”
I am conscious of the clouds chuckling behind my back
my inner city blushing with a heat wave that comes
before the rain,
if only I could turn poetry into drops torrential

you would know desire and acheβ€”
I would place them upon every sacred inch of your skin,
a monsoon, a deluge,
you have a body sensually sculpted for softer sighs,
somewhat like thulian sunset undressingβ€”
these days I find myself standing on the edge, certain.
Can you feel the wind slipping through the trees, its defenses?
I may have to
stop writing.

 

 

 

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51 Replies to “As of late I have learned”

  1. A deliciously sensual write, Sanaa! I love the lines:
    β€˜if only I could turn poetry into drops torrential
    you would know desire and acheβ€”
    I would place them upon every sacred inch of your skin,
    a monsoon, a deluge’.

  2. The real crime here is what can I say that hasn’t already been wonderfully said? This is remarkable, beautiful, sensual, and mystical. The intimacy you describe is divine:

    “you have a body sensually sculpted for softer sighs,
    somewhat like thulian sunset undressingβ€”
    these days I find myself standing on the edge, certain.
    Can you feel the wind slipping through the trees, its defenses?
    I may have to stop writing.”

    I’d say please do NOT stop writing. πŸ™‚ You are a fascinating poet and it’s a pleasure to be reading your work. Mesmerizing writing, as always, Sanaa.

    1. Thank you so so much, Lucy πŸ˜€ you are always so generous with your comments. I enjoyed writing this one πŸ’„β€οΈ

  3. “Clouds chuckling behind my back” give it just that self-conscious quality all lovers feel before we forget the world. Love the beautiful sensuality of this poem, Sanaa!

  4. Intense, Sanaa! I really like the idea of enlisting a physical phenomena to show a person just how much you feel for them. A torrential rain covering every inch of their skin would let them know!

  5. I REALLY loved it! These lines were especially special, “you have a body sensually sculpted for softer sighs, somewhat like thulian sunset undressingβ€””
    Poetry at it’s finest right there!

  6. this is delicious in so many ways. cognizant=darker, WOW! your inner city, what an image. And the interplay between the divine masculine and the divine feminine is just everything this life is about!

  7. You are a passionate, deeply feeling person who also happens to be talented in word artistry. You speak in wonderful imagery and emotion. You capture the ‘in the moment’ so well and speak the language of love like a Pablo Neruda.

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