Milk Moon ~ Part Two: Behind the drapes

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I prefer the heavy drape of velvet;
turning, transforming into new shades
and permeating
from where it was once touched—a conclusion of sorts.
We speak in tongues
as the moon slowly disintegrates into cloud,
you breathe me in
and I fill your lungs; perhaps this is the real secret of alchemy?
What is hidden and what is no longer concealed
remains a mystery—

I allow familiarity to fall in folds,
like a landscape
painted
peaceful and still; why then the need of ribaldry?
I am dampened by the passing rain, witness
to a world that’s doubly edged.

With my whole body, I taste adherence,
no almond milk in comparison tastes sweeter—
there is a reason
my poetry is written down,

words these words are what lips to you cannot possibly utter;
let them remain behind the drapes,
I observe many things.

 

 

Photo credits: N.J Covington, Drapery in Clay

A Skylover Wordlist: Almond, alchemy, landscape 💝

Posted for Writers’ Pantry @ Poets and Storytellers United

40 Replies to “Milk Moon ~ Part Two: Behind the drapes”

  1. Often Sanaa there is a tendency to sadness in your poetry. The words are beautiful but the grieving is there. One particulat line stood out for me and that was ” I am dampened by the passing rain, witness to a world that is doubly edged”. A stunning write indeed.

  2. I love the image of the velvet drape ‘turning, transforming into new shades’, that’s what I like about that fabric, and the idea that it’s ‘a conclusion of sorts’. I especially love the soft alliterative sound, almost a swish, of ‘I allow familiarity to fall in folds’, a beautiful metaphor.

  3. Wonderful work indeed, Sanaa; especially this:

    What is hidden and what is no longer concealed
    remains a mystery—

    Sometimes all we can see is what isn’t really there and, sadly, vice-versa…

    Well done

  4. “I am dampened by the passing rain, witness
    to a world that’s doubly edged.”
    Another glimpse of sadness throughout this poem and it would be our hope that you hide all your words behind the drapes.

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