Putting together

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Putting together;
I realized with a heavy heart just how ephemeral
thoughts truly areβ€”
they avoid the periods of drought as seeds,
all the while
ushering out the old and replacing with new.
I am appalled,
for how is it possible to arrange a bouquet this way?
Putting together
a list, a person, flowers and such
proves to be unfathomable;
when synonyms themselves refuse to come forwardβ€”
life, my darling is a poem in five parts,
which no matter how much we desire cannot possibly be
read all at once,
putting together positive thoughts,
I attempt and sift the clear with the ones most obscure;
I am figuring out how to make this arrangement so that shadows
fall in correct place.

 

 

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Bjorn hosts at dVerse tonight and invites us to try lists that Google gives us. Come join us! πŸ’

Posted for Meeting the Bar @ dVerse Poets Pub

50 Replies to “Putting together”

  1. That’s a poet’s job, Sanaa, putting together, although sometimes we need therapists to put us back together! I love the idea of thoughts avoiding periods of drought. I also love:
    β€˜life, my darling, is a poem in five parts,
    which no matter how much we desire cannot possibly be
    read all at once’ –
    but why five parts?

    1. Thank you so much, Kim πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

      Five parts … infancy, childhood, adolescence, middle age, and finally old age. πŸ™‚

  2. So clever to use the beginning of put together… which is what poetry is … I will need to try something myself… love how you hid the list so well.

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

      (and thank you for the excellent prompt) 🌹

  3. Sanaa, this is absolutely exquisite! Like Kim, I absolutely adored these lines:

    “life, my darling is a poem in five parts,
    which no matter how much we desire cannot possibly be
    read all at once…”

    Regarding the five parts, I think you may be referring to the five stages of grief, or you could be hinting at how life is like a play in five act structure; William Shakespeare is the first to come to mind when thinking of this.

    But, this is so beautifully entwined with delicacy and raw emotion. Excellent work on this piece.

  4. This is googlicious, a real rocking of the prompt. I, of course love the “life is in five parts”, and like Lucy can see it could refer to so much more. I liked “just how ephemeral thoughts truly are.”

  5. I am figuring out how to make this arrangement
    so that shadows fall in the correct place

    Unraveling it is easy but putting it together had never been easy. That’s the way things are in life. Great wordcraft Sanaa!

    Hank

  6. Five is a powerful number. In fact, maybe numbers would make a good prompt at some point!

    I love this poem so much. Your last line left me open-mouthed. I literally sat here in silence. It’s just amazing, and it just spoke so directly to me.

  7. This poem captured why poetry is therapeutic to me. It is like how we gather our thoughts, make sense of each of them, reflect, and try to crack some light despite the dark.

    Beautiful Sanaa, and how I love these lines: life, my darling is a poem in five parts,
    which no matter how much we desire cannot possibly be
    read all at once

  8. Got a late start today Sanaa. But now I’m finally able to start reading the work of my fellow poets. You did a great job with this prompt. Well written!

  9. Amazing piece you put together! ;-D
    I of course, as I read it from my view point almost felt like our poems were kind of about the same thing..
    “I attempt and sift the clear with the ones most obscure;
    I am figuring out how to make this arrangement so that shadows
    fall in correct place.”.
    The ending was perfect and also feel as you say: “life, my darling is a poem in five parts,
    which no matter how much we desire cannot possibly be
    read all at once,”.
    Light doesn’t illuminate itself, knife can’t cut itself and a human can’t understand him/herself, let alone my subject, Reality.

  10. I attempt to ‘put myself together’ most days and often fail …. your poem was a delight to read and perfectly put together.

  11. Sanaa: loving this! Putting it all together indeed. These lines
    “life, my darling is a poem in five parts,
    which no matter how much we desire cannot possibly be
    read all at once,” are particularly wonderful to me!

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