His lips are petal, are thirst

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Only time will tell,
residue of longing, luscious, on the edge of lower lip
is truth,
is fallaciousness,
chained in curiosity or is merely an illusionβ€”
your lambent green eyes
generate
a slight intake of breath
and before I could realize, I lost track of time.
Come, strip the night of indecision,
sometimes we just let it slip awayβ€”
this love of mine is as old as the hills, cutting deep
into poetry that sings,
I suppose it makes sense
considering
I see your name and say it softly out loud;
silvered, like the moon
even the smallest traces of you make me radiate,
make me glow,
you say

I leave lipstick notes without a care in the worldβ€”
only time will tell.

 

 

Photo credits: Jarek Puczel Painting, Pinterest

A potpourri of words from Skylover Wordlist:Β  Lambent,
illusion, chained, curiosity, strip, silver. πŸ’

Posted for Weekly Scribblings @ Poets and Storytellers United

34 Replies to “His lips are petal, are thirst”

  1. Oh wow! As I always say you write one of the best romantic poems and this is no exception. The yearning, the loss of time track, thirst for the lips….gosh all so beautiful…

  2. I’m echoing Vandana’s “Oh wow!” Especially when I got to this line: “this love of mine is as old as the hills”. Somehow, your poems makes the old phrase fresh and relatable. There is nothing tired or clichΓ© about love that makes us feel like it has been in our heart since the world was made.

    Great take on the prompt, Sanaa. I love it!

  3. Romantic and beautiful, you’ve done it again, Sanaa! I especially enjoyed:
    β€˜your lambent green eyes
    generate
    a slight intake of breath
    and before I could realize, I lost track of time’
    and
    β€˜this love of mine is as old as the hills’.

  4. Only time will tell … brings back warm, wonderful memories of my grandmother ~~ cannot estimate how often she said it. Your poem is beautiful.

  5. “Strip the night of indecision” … is that a new clichΓ© or an old one that’s new to me? Whichever, I like it! You DO do romance well, my friend!

  6. Oh… “strip the night of indecision” as if there isn’t any choice in the matter at all. Only time will tell one way or the other. So delightful in its seduction as it slips away, as time is wont to do.

  7. This encompasses so much:
    “Come, strip the night of indecision,
    sometimes we just let it slip awayβ€”
    this love of mine is as old as the hills, cutting deep
    into poetry that sings,”

    The longing and invitation asking to remove the indecision that exists between two, while the comfort and reassurance of love that exists.
    Yes, “time will tell” but is there enough time? Another well-versed soft veil of passion, Sanaa.

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