At first sight

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You sprung in me like chrysanthemums pearly,
with an unexpected sense of calm,
rounded petals blushing, inculcating into blood
reciting a prayer of psalm.

Would that the sky lend me its grey,
in exchange for velvet emotions that pourโ€”
I feel you despite the distance, ย the rest assured
peculiar this world at four o clock in the morn.

With a desire to serve, to belong and adore,
I can imagine no other throatโ€”
such is my state, heaven and torture, one and the same
dare I venture here and quote.

I knew long before you did of longing,
like darkness both intimate and frightening
Care to explore? And want completely,
as season grows with eager boughs ripening.

 

 

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Lucy is our guest host today and wishes us to pen
a ballad. (I hope I got it right!) ๐Ÿ™‚

Posted for Poetics: You Want It Darker @ dVerse Poets Pub

19 Replies to “At first sight”

  1. You got it more than right, Sanaa. You knocked it out of the park. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    This ballad is amazing, especially as it hints an exploration to the darkness. It’s an embrace of darkness, I think, and the imagery is stunning too, like in these lines:

    “rounded petals blushing, inculcating into blood
    reciting a prayer of psalm.”

    Excellent poem! <3

    1. Oh oh! Thank you so much, Lucy ๐Ÿ˜€ I am so pleased you enjoyed it. I am relieved as I almost couldn’t muster to share this poem for fear that it might not fit the prompt. ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  2. this is stunning, love the blend of romance, distance and temptation … a great mix with a dark edge!

    PS did you get my email?

    1. Thank you so much, Kate ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

      Yes, I did. Just replied to it.

  3. Your line:
    “such is my state, heaven and torture, one and the same”
    resonated with me. The tentativeness in hoping the other feels the same is agony!

  4. This reads so sweetly to me, reluctantly at first but with great abandon. I specially like this part:

    With a desire to serve, to belong and adore,
    I can imagine no other throatโ€”

  5. A romantic ballad, Sanaa, especially โ€˜You sprung in me like chrysanthemums pearlyโ€™, a beautiful simile, and the hint at darkness in โ€˜I can imagine no other throatโ€” / such is my state, heaven and torture, one and the sameโ€™.

  6. This chimed with me: “peculiar this world at four o clock in the morn” – describes the torment of love and insomnia, “heaven and torture”! Wonderful love ballad, Sanaa.

  7. Darkly romantic you did really well on this Sanaa.
    Especially this:
    With a desire to serve, to belong and adore,
    I can imagine no other throatโ€”

  8. “I knew long before you did of longing”
    This did the trick for me!!!
    It says it all and speaks to me .
    Love this ๐Ÿ™‚

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