Between the shadows on a summer night

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Softly,
the night
whispered dreams
as the first rose
of July
opened its mouth.

If only
I could breathe
in you
fill my senses
with your scent
your image.

I can not
remove the thought
of you,
deep-seated
into a guiltless mind.

Inebriated,
I watch the moon
between shadows
as her reflection
dares me
to break the silence.

 

Photo credits: Pinterest

Word List:  dreams, softly, rose, image.

Posted on Get Listed: July Edition @ Real Toads

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Comments

  1. I love the image of that first rose opening its mouth and exhaling its scent !

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  2. Vandana Sharma says:

    Beautiful, rose like scented poem..

    PS: I enjoyed this prompt!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vandana 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  3. Old Egg says:

    How beautiful are your words Sanaa. Yes, inebriation does make us braver than we really are. Hopefully love is always without guilt but can’t say the same about lust!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  4. Debi Swim says:

    Very sensual write…. love the first three lines

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Debi 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  5. Kerry says:

    How one fears to break the silence and thereby loses the opportunity of a lifetime!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Kerry ❤️

  6. Roses here mostly bloom in May and June, so that first rose of July is a standout…definitely one of a special cultivated variety.

    1. Sanaa says:

      I was referring to Hybrid tea roses. They continously bloom all Summer 😊 Thanks for stopping by, Priscilla ❤️

  7. Holding one’s silence can be a blessing or curse. This is beautiful. I love how you personified the rose.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie 😀 so good to see you ❤️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Marcoantonio 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  8. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    The image of the rose is so beautiful… love how Summer can be, when it’s not devastating as it is today.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  9. Jo-Anne says:

    Very sensual! Lovely, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jo-Anne 😀 so good to see you ❤️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Petru 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  10. Xenia Tran says:

    A beautiful write Sanaa, I love how the moon’s reflection dares you ‘to break the silence’ :o) xxx

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Xenia 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  11. The first opening image of the flower beginning to breath for the first time is remarkable amazing and everything of your lines is superb!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Charlie 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  12. Jo says:

    Lovely writing!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jo 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  13. Lost my comment, forgetting you have no cookies for me (and perhaps others). I love your poem. We all become lunatic poets under a writer’s moon, while captivated by the deep scent of roses.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Glenn 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Linda 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  14. Wonderful imagery. I like the last stanza especially, I can practically see the scene.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Carol 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  15. “as the first rose
    of July
    opened its mouth”

    “Inebriated,
    I watch the moon
    between shadows
    as her reflection
    dares me
    to break the silence.”

    Gorgeous.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, peppermint 🙂 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  16. How evocative and sensual, Sanaa! 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Frank 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  17. Frank says:

    I like the idea of the moon daring one to break the silence.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Frank 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  18. Pat says:

    Captivating opening stanza Sanaa! Rich and evocative … and this just reads along like a dreaming wish for longing …. it’s softly scented and gentle – lovely.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Pat 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  19. kaykuala says:

    kaykuala

    as her reflection
    dares me
    to break the silence.

    When there are great feelings for someone one dares to voice it out! Very true Sanaa!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Hank ❤️

  20. Very nice romantic poem. Breathing your lover!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Dwight 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  21. Ayala says:

    Lovely poem!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ayala 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  22. Sameera Chaudhary says:

    This is absolutely exquisite! I can feel the passion so raw and palpable in the third stanza 💙

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sameera 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  23. Beautifully done, I can see the first rose opening its mouth.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Annell 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  24. HA says:

    AH, the romantic spirit in it is beautifully evocative – the opening rosebud, filling scents, and breaking silences make for such a tender penmanship. I loved it.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Anmol 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  25. Vivian Zems says:

    Gorgeous! I love this bit ‘…I watch the moon between shadows…”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vivian 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

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