On the threshold of desire

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Beneath dimly lit obsidian sky
Whisper my name
Hear the wind sing softly into your ear
Address your mind
Tonight I wish to peruse and embrace
With new delight
Oh corners of your luscious brooding lips
I long to cite
There’s theory about you yet to be proved
And brought to light
Love, whenever inspiration runs dry
I turn to you
I’d never stop for moment to appraise
Were it not for subtle hint in your gaze

I picture you beneath stars in silence
And find myself
Wanting you in ways indescribable
Truly, madly
I taste longing and hold it in my mouth
You’re the cause
There’s no denying when its plain desire
Its fervent laws
Determined I let out sigh in the dark
Oh briefest pause
You and I’ll be dangerously aligned
No matter what
At last the hour comes melding night and dawn
The spell is broken and feeling is gone.

 

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Form: Cavatina

Posted on Sunday Mini-Challenge @ Real Toads

& Posted on the poetry pantry @ Poets United 

52 thoughts on “On the threshold of desire

  1. Kim M. Russell says:

    Romantic and dreamy, Sanaa. I like the rhymes and the emotion in the lines:
    ‘I taste longing and hold it in my mouth
    You’re the cause
    There’s no denying when its plain desire
    Its fervent laws’
    and the rhyming couplet:
    ‘At last the hour comes melding night and dawn
    The spell is broken and feeling is gone’.

  2. HA says:

    Ah, so sensuous and delectable — I love the cadence and vibrations through the lines; it’s so evocative.
    A lovely rhythm. Also, the indescribable melancholy of separation and the end of that fleeting experience/emotion is well expressed in that ending couplet.

  3. Old Egg says:

    How could you lose that feeling at dawn Sanaa? What a beautiful read and I especially like the “subtle hint in your gaze”. I do love your romantic verse..

  4. Mary says:

    Such a romantic poem, Sanaa, but then in the end it seems like the feeling is gone when dawn comes. So it all seems a dream, but beautiful while it lasted.

  5. Rommy says:

    Ah youth and the intensity that they bring to all things, even if it turns out only to be a one night stand. It does sound like a hell of a night though.

  6. Jim says:

    Sanaa, I feel for the writer upon reading those last two lines. Two thoughts came to mind , first being “‘the end of a one night stand.” The other is that of a budding romance showing personal restraint, and “what next, will these feelings return?”
    A nice write, it held my attention well. Thank you.
    ..

  7. Amara says:

    This is wonderfully passionate! Love the rhyming and emotions in these lines: ‘I taste longing and hold it in my mouth. You’re the cause. There’s no denying when its plain desire. Its fervent laws’

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