Colloquy

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 I believe
a heart bears sorrow which sorrow knows nothing of
can we find the strength and allow ourselves to let go?
I breathe
as scent of dolor and rue lie embedded unto letters old
can we find the courage to desist though origin be bold
I yield
as spirit chaste is cleansed by propulsion of tears
can we cope as life progresses over span of bygone years
I smile
as gumption greets beneath blush of tangerine sun
cause nothing’s ever ended but only just begun.

 

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“I closed the box and put it in a closet. There is no real way to deal with everything we lose.”
― Joan Didion, Where I Was From

Posted on ‘Sunday Mini-Challenge’ @ Real Toads

And posted on the Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

46 thoughts on “Colloquy

  1. angie says:

    Sanaa, I imagine the poet is having an internal dialogue with herself in a closet full of memories. I like the Didion quote you chose, and the form and rhyme of course always astound me.

  2. Kerry O'Connor says:

    This is one of your best, Sanaa. The pace is so well-measured, as you lead the reader along your series of reflections. Very well done.

  3. Nebraska J. says:

    This is incredibly beautiful, Sanaa. I really like the opening, the phrase “tangerine sun,” and these:

    “as scent of dolor and rue lie embedded”
    “can we find the courage to desist”

  4. debi says:

    cause nothing’s ever ended but only just begun….. beautiful sentiment. I love the progression in this poem “I believe, breathe, yield, smile. Outstanding.

  5. gillena says:

    “I smile
    as gumption greets beneath blush of tangerine sun
    cause nothing’s ever ended but only just begun.”
    [a good way to define tomorrow]

    Thanks for dropping in at my Sunday Standard this week

    much love…

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