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 Replies to “Colloquy”

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. “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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