Of love and new beginnings

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And you’ll see them unfolding in snow,
consume the woes of cold January sun
and my heart would taste our laughter,
oh embrace the change brought on by
gesturing years.

The destined sky was filled with clouds,
as I pause and reflect on the emotions
weaving the strands of my soul.

He was made of all things complicated,
and though I couldn’t make sense was
drawn deeper still into the roaring tide.

Perhaps love means to stand by one even
if they give us a thousand reasons not to.
And if that’s so, how beautifully blind we
become so as to ignore their faults-

I close the window on doubt and set foot
on a path to new beginnings.

 

Photo credits: Pixabay

Word List: Pause, reflect, unfolding, years. Also linking to Leo’s WednesdayVerses

Posted for Get Listed: January Edition @ Real Toads

and posted on Open Link Night @ dVerse Poets Pub

58 Replies to “Of love and new beginnings”

  1. Love covers ALL. I love the picture you paired with your poem…’and you’ll see them unfolding in snow.’ Silly yellow flower knows no bounds. That’s the power.

  2. “The destined sky was filled with clouds”
    Luv your gaze towards the sky. Mine took me to the sight of a rainbow this morning and reflected on all of the colour in our celebrations of Carnival;

    much love…

  3. Oh, how I love this: “and my heart would taste our laughter”

    And this, of course:
    “oh embrace the change brought on by
    gesturing years.”

    “He was made of all things complicated” … I wouldn’t expect anything less. πŸ™‚

    Beautiful, and hopeful, ending.

  4. Nice!
    “beautifully blind” – “to ignore their faults”
    __ We see, but look beyond their faults and laud their virtues; virtues concur, to conquer the flaws.

    this growing sun
    moves darkened clouds aside
    bird song

    _m

  5. Your poem begins with a beautiful opening line, Sanaa: ‘And you’ll see them unfolding in snow’, presenting January as a month of change and hope, as in ‘The destined sky’, although it is still tinged with clouds, and
    ‘I close the window on doubt and set foot
    on a path to new beginnings’.

  6. Doubt is what stops us… and even if it hurts sometimes we need to leave it sometimes… open that window and leave… that’s the way.

  7. A very thought-provoking piece. I found this bit especially poignant- Perhaps love means to stand by one even
    if they give us a thousand reasons not to.
    Love to you. XXX

  8. Exploring the unknown is the gift of a poet to journey forth and rid off doubt.

    Excellent writing my friend. πŸ™‚

  9. He was made of all things complicated,
    and though I couldn’t make sense was
    drawn deeper still into the roaring tide.

    There is a point when we have to figure out what to do with that. We are all complicated for sure, but somehow the attraction seems to have an even stronger pull when we sense that this is someone who cannot really be “had.”

  10. This is one of the saddest poems of yours I have read Sanaa. It is beautiful in the way you have set the scene, described the outcome and illustrated the poem with such a sad photo.

  11. Perhaps love means to stand by one even
    if they give us a thousand reasons not to.

    These words really resonate with me… Thanks for a beautiful poem.

  12. Of love and new beginnings. Well done…. You described a lasting relationship very well. Blind to faults and the thousand reasons.
    You last line caught me … Did she stay or did she start anew?
    Dwight

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