Between the shadows on a summer night

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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,
into a guiltless mind.

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


Photo credits: Pinterest

Word List:  dreams, softly, rose, image.

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56 thoughts on “Between the shadows on a summer night

  1. 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!

    • Sanaa says:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Glenn Buttkus says:

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. kaykuala says:


    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!


  6. Sameera Chaudhary says:

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

  7. 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.

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