Come Autumn, without turning I kiss the night, the maladroit and send him away

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And now you inquire about the nature of my heart
now, after extracting its nectar
and bestowing emptiness once more along rugged edges
and oval pores,
the liquid amber which you drink of is nothing short
of essence,

urging Autumn awake from deepest slumber
this maladroit handling of the affair has left me in pieces,
brought about memories of poems written with sweet salt
of your tongue,
I choose every word with utmost care so that you know ache
without confusion or misunderstanding.

 

 

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Posted for “Midweek MOTIF” @ Poets united

Posted on weekend Challenge @ Real Toads

40 thoughts on “Come Autumn, without turning I kiss the night, the maladroit and send him away

  1. Old Egg says:

    Best to cast aside lost love and find strength to begin again. Seasons come and go and the sun also rises and so should we for the bee knows what it has to do and so must we. What a touching and beautiful poem Sanaa.

  2. Kim M. Russell says:

    Thank you for sharing your neat handwritten version, Sanaa. I love the metaphor of the nectar-filled heart being emptied by a lover and the ‘memories of poems written with sweet salt of your tongue’. I take it you’ve seen my prompt for this weekend!

    • Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Kim 😀 so glad you enjoyed it! ❤️

      (I certainly did and loved it! Thank you for the lovely prompt) 🌹

  3. kaykuala h says:

    And now you inquire about the nature of my heart
    now, after extracting its nectar

    After hurting man are known to offer t peace overtures to play at emotions of a sincere lady! Most times succeeding as good ladies are quick to forgive

    Hank

  4. Panchali says:

    Ah, lost love! I re-read this poem at least five times through and could still not look away from this page. I don’t know what it was about this poem, but it left me feeling speechless. Beautifully done, Sana’a.

  5. Sara McNulty says:

    “And now you inquire about the nature of my heart
    now, after extracting its nectar”

    I love the direction you took with this.

  6. Old Egg says:

    I wonder how many of us have felt this way? Well I have for a start and to write it so well you too must have experienced it yourself. However we learn from it and are wiser and stronger from it happening but even now many years later I still wonder “what if?”

  7. Vivian Zems says:

    This resonated with me on every level!
    The image of extracting nectar from your heart is a powerful one indeed. A very strong message to those who treat those they say they love- badly. Perfectly done!♥️

  8. kaykuala h says:

    I choose every word with utmost care
    so that you know ache without confusion
    or misunderstanding.

    In an emotional state, it is wise to be brief and clear so that the exact message gets across as intended!

    Hank

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