But now in September the winds have changed, and with them my quintessence

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Nasturtiums in a jar,
the petals in the water sit almost perfectly still,
when with faded dreams you came to me
and I whisper to you
as one driven by thought of nature’s implicit language
I want to fill the empty parts with comfort,
stretch towards you with my soul singing
as ache, a never-ending spiral, slips through the fingers-
the flowers remind us we can withstand any condition,
incredibly pink as they touch the lips.

 

 

Photo credits: The Mythical Art of Amy Judd, Pinterest

Posted on Kerry’s Challenge  @ Real Toads

& Posted on Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

60 thoughts on “But now in September the winds have changed, and with them my quintessence

  1. Kim M. Russell says:

    I love the title, Sanaa, and the image of the nasturtiums in a jar, ‘the petals in the water sit almost perfectly still’. My favourite lines:
    ‘I want to fill the empty parts with comfort,
    stretch towards you with my soul singing’.

  2. Marian says:

    Ahh I love the idea of this for sure. And who wouldn’t want to be comforted by you?
    But, nasturtiums are orange? Are they ever pink? If I were you I would pick a different flower for your jar in this one. 🙂
    Or, whatever, poetic license! Haha.

  3. Lori says:

    “As one driven by thoughts of nature’s implicit language” I love all this line implies. As it has a sense of growth even as the flower petals fall and float on the water. Still as beautifully pink as they were while still on the flower, perhaps even more so because of their individuality.

  4. H. Hennenburg says:

    Oh, this is really delicious and vibrant, coaxing the reader onward. I love “driven by thought of nature’s implicit language” – an instinctive communication requiring no words that is more efficient and effective than our words could ever be. And those beautiful pink blooms!

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