Night on thoughtful plains finds an echo in the art of time

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As the blackness of night comes, I calmly watch myself be erased, the
only evidence being continuous throbbingβ€” dreaming peonies, I hear
them gathering, the world slows and just like that we are plunged into
nothingness.

A lawless region such as this is hard to let go of, soft and damp, yet my
fingers come away dry. Only mouths are we. Who sings the distant heart
which safely exists in the center of all things? I hunger for the light and
other aegean familiarities. When feeling enters into our bodies, it turns
into a fiery substance, a language that coruscates through and through;
and we are left clinging on until the shivery end.

It jumps from me to you, before we even touch, cornsilk conviction that
erupts. A celestial being that resides in the clouds, He’s given us a cup
from which we drink.

 

 

 

 

Photo credits: ‘Apparition of face and fruit dish,’ by Salvador Dali

Join me as I host Prosery Monday at dVerse and ask others towrite inspired by a line from “Heartbeat,” by Rainer Maria Rilke.

Posted for Prosery: Here’s the thing about existing @ dVerse Pub

50 Replies to “Night on thoughtful plains finds an echo in the art of time”

  1. I love the dreamlike surrealism of this Sanaa! Or perhaps its more nightmarish?

    ‘ A celestial being that resides in the clouds, He’s given us a cup
    from which we drink.’

    It makes me wonder whether ‘life is but a dream.’ Thought-provoking writing.

  2. This is so beautiful and surrealistic, Sanaa. I can see why you chose the line–it fits the style of your piece. It’s lovely, and reading it I could see all the colors and images unfolding. ❀️

  3. Choosing Dali as your painting here is brilliant, I really feel the dream here… and I wonder if like many dreams it’s a journey lacking both beginning and end.

  4. We are all drinking from the cup. Nice image teamed up with your poem. Continues the surreal thoughts of our present day existence

    Happy Monday

    MuchπŸ’šlove

    1. Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Gillena πŸ’„β€οΈ

      Happy Monday

      Much love back..

  5. Incredible piece, bang-on in surreal dreamland. Dali always transports us to mysterious landscapes. Your narrator seems to be a Nun to me, married to Jesus, and in love with Jehovah. I liked “cornsilk conviction that erupts”.

  6. Sanaa, your ending in particular truly blows my mind – it’s stunning.

    It jumps from me to you, before we even touch, cornsilk conviction that erupts. A celestial being that resides in the clouds, He’s given us a cup from which we drink.

    <3
    David

  7. This is stunning. I’m dreaming for my peonies. I love the last line. That celestial being pouring out a cup for us to drink.

  8. Perhaps this is what happens to us at night. We are all plucked from daytime by β€œ A celestial being that resides in the clouds, He’s given us a cup
    from which we drink.
    You have given us a lot to think about Sanaa in this beautiful piece β˜ΊοΈπŸ’•

    1. Aww gosh! Thank you so much, Helen πŸ˜€ I am pleased you enjoyed both the prose and prompt πŸ’„β€οΈ

  9. A celestial being that resides in the clouds,
    He’s given us a cup from which we drink.

    The good hand of Providence is always there to extend benefits to young lovers who are wrought with throes of innocence and love. Great close Sanaa!

    Hank

  10. That Rilke fits like a glove with this. Smooth in tone , and wonderfully full of stunning visuals. You have outdone your own prompt. Thanks for the invite!!!!

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

      (Thank you for coming!) πŸ˜€

  11. Using Dali perfectly complimented this surreal dreamlike penning Sanaa.

    “…and we are left clinging on until the shivery end.” Yes.

    Love this prompt.

  12. Absolutely gorgeous piece of writing. Ethereal and unusual with unexpected turns of phrase: I calmly watch myself be erased / only mouths are / cornsilk conviction <3 Bravo!

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