His eyes are ocean incarnate-a tribute

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Holding myself as I bend towards sleep, I allow
course of fire to consume me–
as tangerine, pink pepper,
lily, cedar-wood, rose and musk notes surround me,
his eyes are ocean incarnate
piercing ever so slowly into my heart.
Hopelessly
the night with heightened breath calls out,
perhaps it too is aware of longing–
I cannot flirt with the earth’s rain,
my lips stained and made caustic with what was
and had been.
If you must know I prostrate in reverence twice,
once on the bare floor before God
and another
when I lay my soul in submission to your being,
I adore beauty in all things– in art, in music
and literature

so, it’s no surprise that I adore you.
Gaze not upon me so closely, for fear that heart
might stop beating,
it might bleed out odes unwrittenโ€”
wanting you has become as involuntary as breathing;
like a budding tree fluid
pouring desire in every leaf: how did we come to this?

 

 

Photo credits: The Kiss by Thomas Saliot, Pinterest

A tribute to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and
his unforgettable
songs that touch hearts worldwide โค๏ธ

Posted for Weekly Scribblings @ Poets and Storytellers United

36 Replies to “His eyes are ocean incarnate-a tribute”

  1. It speaks from the heart of a sweet lover , longing for the one glimpse of her beloved and what glimpse it would be that would stop her breathing!!
    I so , wish I can write such beautiful love poems too:)!

    I am a fan of your poetry forever……

  2. Yes, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Ji, a great legend, so admired and his songs so much loved on this side of the world too. Art knows no borders…..

  3. A romantic tribute, the kind that only you can write, Sanaa! I love the amazing language in:
    โ€˜I cannot flirt with the earthโ€™s rain,
    my lips stained and made caustic with what was
    and had beenโ€™
    and
    โ€˜Gaze not upon me so closely, for fear that heart
    might stop beating,
    it might bleed out odes unwrittenโ€™.

    1. Thank you so much, Rommy ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt) ๐ŸŒน

  4. An introduction to someone that I was not aware of, Sanaa. I will look him up soon. I can learn something new from you as well as sigh at your work.
    As for your heart – “it might bleed out odes unwritten” – sometimes the heart will bleed the words that the world needs. Well done.

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