Sunshine

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She woke to the scent of magnolia trees; watching
as the sun bathed the hills in gentle apricot light.
Thus crossing the room towards the window sill;
she caught the dappled splotches of sun and shade
filtering through her tender palm. “I desire not rain
nor fear the onset of a storm. Lo! pour me drops of
glorious sunshine; grace to mold the maiden form.

Thus a shower of sunlight falls through the trees;
like faith light threaded through psalm. She ran
through fields brimming with hope; waving high
above to glittering calm. “Lo! red maples tread thru
haze of fire; chanting artless notes ‘neath parochial
guise. Hail to birth and death of sun; while slumber
seals thus wearied eyes.”

Tumult and peace as darkness and light;
Let instinct penetrate thus soul to sight.

 

 

Photo credits: 7-themes.com

For my prompt “Pour me drops of glorious sunshine.” tomorrow at
8:00 am EDT.

Posted on poems written on Prompt Nights

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& Posted on Open Link Night @ dVerse Pub

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70 thoughts on “Sunshine

  1. mtw says:

    This is a lovely illustration filled with both concrete and abstract imagery – you combine the two so skillfully! i love the internal rhymes, and the repeated rhythms give this poem a hymn-like feel, or like a triumphal angel march. beautiful.

  2. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    What a beautiful image so filled with joyful dance… there is something both ancient and youthful in your wordsl

  3. Magaly Guerrero says:

    I’m with mtw (above), this reads like a chant. Your imagery is bright with sunlight, darkened by stormy edges. And as usual, your last two lines drive the poem home and make it dance.

  4. Alexa T says:

    So lovely lyrics…
    “…pour me drops of
    glorious sunshine; grace to mold the maiden form.

    Thus a shower of sunlight falls through the trees;
    like faith light threaded through psalm. She ran
    through fields brimming with hope; waving high
    above to glittering calm. ”

    Beautiful expressed the emotions!
    Best regards!

  5. Therisa says:

    A very interesting and melodic poem, Sanaa. I felt a sense of inner peace, for the soul, while reading this. Thank you.

  6. She says:

    Oh, Sanaa. I could almost weep over your opening line. 🙁 Magnolias are heaven to me, and I don’t have any trees where I live now. It breaks my heart. Other people have them, down the street and such. But it’s just not the same. Honestly, no matter what’s hurting my heart, if I can hold a fresh magnolia in my hands and just bury my sadness in it, I can find healing. I like to put them on the dashboard of my car, too. That is the most beautiful scent, to me.

    Okay, back to the poem … not only is she waking to their scent, but she’s waking to their scent WATCHING her. How gorgeous is that?! And not just the trees watching her, but their *scent*. I am just swooning, big time, over that one line.

    Oh my word, and then you go and say something like “apricot light”!!! Girl, you are making me so happy right now.

    “caught the dappled splotches” … I adore that phrase.

    “tender palm” … That says it all, doesn’t it? Some of us are so very fragile, regardless of what we present.

    “glittering calm” and “red maples” … Yes please. I think that’s just what I need.

    “chanting artless notes ‘neath parochial
    guise” … This is another favorite.

    • Sanaa says:

      Hello She,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

      PS: Seriously, thank you!! 🙂

  7. Grace says:

    I so love that scent of magnolia trees ~ I specially like:

    thus a shower of sunlight falls through the trees;
    like faith light threaded through psalm. She ran
    through fields brimming with hope;

  8. Pleasant Street says:

    Joyful and with the scent of magnolias, thank you.

    Thank you also for your free e-book. I will be glad to give feedback after reading.

  9. Rai Venne says:

    Oh the imagery you’ve woven with your wonderful words here. And this:

    “thus a shower of sunlight falls through the trees;
    like faith light threaded through psalm.”

    I literally sighed soft reading it.

  10. Amy Stevens says:

    So lovely a read, I could close my eyes and picture the images in my mind and “awoke to the scents of magnolia trees” captured my heart. I love magnolia trees and the symbolism surrounding them.

  11. lillian says:

    So many favorite lines:
    “the sun bathed the hills in gentle apricot light.” I’ve never seen the word “apricot” used in this way and it is stunningly gentle.
    And you’ve captured, yeah gently, the sense of spirituality in nature with these lines:
    “a shower of sunlight falls through the trees;
    like faith light threaded through psalm. ”
    This is truly beautiful. I simply sighed at the end.

    • Sanaa says:

      Hello Silver Gardenia,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

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