In city of grey mists and unfulfilled desires

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Night is emblem of death,
discord and delirium,
yet I allowed myself to tread
along darkening streets of cobblestone
as thoughts of you caress burning skin.
I whispered your name
longing for you to unfurl me
as petals of unadulterated rose
and deep conversation.

 

Photo credits: touchofcolor

Posted for ‘Quadrille #58′ @ dVerse Pub

and on ‘Tuesday Platform’ @ Real Toads

54 thoughts on “In city of grey mists and unfulfilled desires

  1. Kim M. Russell says:

    That’s an effective, alliterative list of three, Sanaa: ‘death, discord and delirium’. A dark beginning to a romantic poem that ends with:.
    ‘…unfurl me as petals of unadulterated
    rose and deep conversation’.

  2. Cara O' Donoghue says:

    This is gorgeous! I see what you did there with the opening “Night is emblem of death, discord and delirium”.. giving the poem multiple dimensions!

  3. Rall says:

    Very seductive and lovely poem. All I can say is KL is inspiring some sensual poetry:) Have not been there for decades. Use to stay at Batu Ferringhi in Penang. At the time there were only two hotels there…yes that long ago. Beautiful place back then.

  4. kaykuala says:

    I whispered your name longing for you
    to unfurl me as petals of unadulterated
    rose and deep conversation.

    Longings seems to be getting the upper-hand and feelings of love make it interesting.!

    Hank

  5. Jim says:

    A beautiful yet wistful 44, Sanaa. Walking the darkened street can be very scary. I remember walking back to our hotel at 39th Street and 9th Avenue quite late at nights. Dark, quiet, and desolate.
    ..

  6. Lona Gynt says:

    A lot of the comments talk about the visual richness, and it is true, you draw from a rich palette of dark and beautiful shades, but I was struck by the tactile sensuality, the rose brings an image not only of color but of a velvet feel, and the description of the skin whispering out to the night. So beautiful.

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