Autumn dewy, dark and decisive

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Have you ripened yet?
Bequeathed garlands of confetti,
and promises to come?
The buds blooming have a hint of white,
reflecting the dance
of gratified desireβ€” volatile in nature
but enticing nonetheless.
Caught in the midst,
do we dare careen closer to the edge?

 

 

 

 

Photo credits: “Green trees under blue sky during daytime,” by Joey Kyber

Lillian hosts today at dVerse and the word is “Careen.”
Come join us! πŸ’

Posted for Quadrille: Closing in on the end of 2021 @dVerse Poets Pub

Comments

  1. Grace says:

    A beautiful capture of time and season. I love the opening line of the poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Grace πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  2. Lillian says:

    Yes Yes!!! Please may we careen closer to the edge?
    So good to see you here, Sanaa…..although I must say, it’s much more fun to see you in person on LIVE or FB πŸ™‚ But this shall suffice for today. πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awwww gosh! Thank you so much, Lillian πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it! πŸ’„β€οΈ

      It’s a joy to see you LIVE and/or on Facebook too πŸ™‚

  3. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    This is wonderful… and I do sense careening closer to the edge is a very clear seduction.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  4. Petru says:

    This poem is for the brave!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Petru πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  5. “gratified desire” certainly can lead us to “the edge”. And being in lust blurs the vision, showers us with hormones, and makes the edge more attractive.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Glenn πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  6. Gorgeous and sensuous Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Linda πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  7. The dance of gratified desire…. how lovely a thought is that?

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Christopher πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  8. This is very elegantly written, Sanaa. For some reason, I’m struck by the color “white” – it makes me think of a bride’s dress…

    <3
    David

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, David πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  9. So lovely, Sanaa! From what David said, it does seem like the poem could be a metaphor for a young person’s awakening.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Merril πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  10. Love the ending! Autumn is such a tease, with hidden agendas!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, my dearest Tricia πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  11. rog leach says:

    the pic and you words are well matched here, bravo.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Roger πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  12. This has a nearly medieval feel to it, with the internal near-rhymes and all the aliteration. Lovely.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Alexandra πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  13. Beautifully realized, SR. Congrats.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ron πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  14. kaykuala says:

    To careen close to the edge is a measure of confidence in the face danger. Wonderful word craft, Sanaa!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Hank πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  15. Dora says:

    Sanaa,
    The evocation of the volatile makes all the difference to that element of danger to this passion! Beautifully expressed.
    pax,
    dora

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Dora πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  16. A great poem Sanaa! Maybe the Earth really is flat and we will eventually careen off the edge and be gone! :>)

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Dwight πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  17. calmkate says:

    you do sensual so well! this is lovely

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kate πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  18. rob kistner says:

    Nice work poet! Please come and visit me, share your likes and your truth! Would love to have you!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rob πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  19. Punam says:

    “dare careen closer to the edge” has a hint of thrill and abandon. Live it, Sanaa. πŸ’žπŸ’ž

    1. Punam says:

      I meant love it. πŸ˜¬πŸ’ž

      1. Sanaa says:

        Thank you so much, Punam πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  20. You have captured a changing season and it’s beauty Sanaa. Your words are dreamy! Ahhhh ☺️❀️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! Thank you so much, Christine πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  21. Jane Dougherty says:

    Intriguing!

  22. Bev Crawford says:

    Delicately drawn, yet sensuous.

  23. Helen says:

    We dare, oh yes … we dare.

  24. De Jackson says:

    Beautiful, Sanaa.

  25. Marion Horton says:

    Beautifully written – it is ‘enticing’.

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