November, where landscape is the state of soul

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As changing leaves in November,
as secrets I carry with me
into sleep,
fascinated by shimmering kisses
that hurt,
I pen down thoughts of the moment.
There are days when I’m the wind
urging earth to wrap its arms around me
and closer keep.

 

Photo credits: Loui Jover, Pinterest

Posted for “Quadrille #91” @ dverse Pub

Posted on Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

64 thoughts on “November, where landscape is the state of soul

  1. Kim M. Russell says:

    Your title is very evocative, Sanaa, and I love the idea of November secrets. These lines resonated:
    ‘There are days when I’m the wind
    urging earth to wrap its arms around me
    and closer keep.’

  2. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    Yes, lovely phrase: ‘shimmering kisses’. And that they hurt gives a whole new depth immediately.
    Our November winds here are wild, strong bursts causing havoc; not sure you would wish to be them, lol. Better to be your gentler one, seeking a hug from the earth.

  3. Magaly Guerrero says:

    Every now and again, my dearest Sanaa, you share a line that says so many things; “fascinated by shimmering kisses / that hurt” is one of those. Those words make me think about how some relationships can be murder on our hearts, while feeling so good to the skin.

  4. Mary says:

    I like the idea of the earth wrapping one’s arms around one. How comforting that might be! I also think it would be wonderful if we also wrapped our arms around the earth as well. It would be a beautiful picture to consider both!! A beautiful quadrille, and a comforting one!

  5. Lori says:

    “There are days when I’m the wind / urging earth to wrap its arms around me” As if there is something elusive about you that longs to be grounded. I really love the imagery in this.

  6. Jim says:

    Very nice, Sanaa. In general the poem to me had a sad note, lingering to be made open. The last two lines did for me, I was imagining a “Death Wish” here. We all probably have had those at times.
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