Flirtation

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Magnolias know not of sinful taste;
uncomplicated as they are,
I could be wrong, (and I sometimes am)
but I sense, you feel it too,
don’t you?
I’ll give you
adoration,
certainty without caveats,
and a lasting embrace
for every
gorgeous
inch
of you.

 

 

 

Photo credits: ‘The Lovers Series,’ by Puczel, Pinterest

Merril is our hostess today at dVerse and the word
is “embrace.” Come join us! πŸ’

Posted for Quadrille #121 @ dVerse Poets Pub

Comments

  1. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    I think magnolias know more than we might think… maybe that’s why we love to have them close.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Most probably! Thank you so much, Bjorn πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  2. So sweet and romantic! I like the bit of hesitancy, like a beginning romance. I think you and Bjorn are right about magnolias. They certainly are beautiful!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Merril πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt) 🌹

  3. msjadeli says:

    No caveats is saying a lot. It must be easy for a magnolia who gives and receives pleasure but for a day. Passionate pleas, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lisa πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  4. Ah, the magnolia, a gorgeous shrub, Sanaa. I’ve always wanted one in our garden – maybe after our final house move, hopefully close to my daughter – although the blossoms don’t last very long. Someone’s lucky to get a lasting embrace like that!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, my dearest Kim πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

      (yes hopefully!) πŸ™‚

  5. Linda Lee Lyberg says:

    Such a lovely romantic quadrille Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Linda πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  6. Ingrid says:

    I feel the unconditional love of this poem, Sanaa – it’s heartwarming!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ingrid πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  7. Christine Bolton says:

    Your poem is so romantic and delicate Sanaa. Beautiful words for Valentine’s Day πŸ₯°

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Christine πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  8. Lucy says:

    I love this! It’s romantic, sensual, and seductive. It fits the tone and mood for Valentine’s day so well. I loved these lines the most, admittedly:

    “Magnolias know not of sinful taste;
    uncomplicated as they are,
    I could be wrong, (and I sometimes am)”

    Makes me think of how lovers embrace the chaos of the other and what we can consider “depraved” with our feelings. But, that’s probably the most appealing thing about it, that not everyone is “innocent” and that we can embrace the darkest parts too. That’s what I adore about this piece, inching along flirtation and romanticism. It’s raw and so utterly passionate.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! Thank you soo much, Lucy πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it! πŸ’„β€οΈ

  9. Lucy nailed it. This is a romantic poem with dark edges. Those first budding embraces following flirtation, are alway molten, A thousand kisses later (as Leonard Cohen sang) it may be more difficult to keep the temperature and tempo up.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Glenn πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  10. Susan says:

    Very nice! Tres romantique!

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  11. Uncomplicated love is what we all seek! Very nicely done Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Dwight πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  12. Jane Dougherty says:

    Yes, very romantic, though I’ve never understood what people see in magnolias. I like the unconditional giving.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jane πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  13. My daughter lives in Oregon, where they have magnificent magnolia treesl Your poem is subtly romantic and promising.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  14. Ooo-la-laa! Simple & Straightforward, as all things should be. Well done, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ron πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  15. calmkate says:

    I’m smiling as I feel fully embraced!

    May sound like it’s for your partner but I’ll enjoy it too … a magnolias are blooming now, the perfume

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kate πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  16. “certainty without caveats”
    is so romantic! It’s an “uncomplicated,” simple wish, this kind of love πŸ’•

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Tricia πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  17. Gillena Cox says:

    Gorgeous embracing poem Sanaa

    Happy Monday

    much❀love

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

      much❀️love…

  18. I love the way the rhyme sneaks up on you!

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  19. lynn__ says:

    Magnolia love…beautifully breathtaking!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lynn πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  20. Helen says:

    WELL! That’s quite a declaration. Thank you. And quite a luscious poem. Magnolias are my favorite flower.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww gosh! Thank you so much, Helen πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  21. Great opening line and then unfolds neatly. Well done.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Doug πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  22. Lovely poem. I especially like that opening line. Well done.

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  23. Eugenia says:

    Lovely and romantic with much left to the imagination.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Eugenia πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  24. Ken Gierke says:

    Mmm. A lovely love poem!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ken πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  25. What a romantic poem, really loved it!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mrityunjay πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  26. So sweet and sexy! This was a lovely read, Sanaa <3

    Yours,
    David

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, David πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  27. Paul Cannon says:

    I love the idea of no judgement, desire, passion, love, it is, and in this moment to simply give in embrace, delicious.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Paul πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  28. Lillian says:

    The simple beauty of a magnolia….delicate when closed and stunning when open. Love your romance here…a bit of teasing too.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lillian πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

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