The Oddity of Roses

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Red, these unslumbering clouds know not difference;
they indulge in the fragrance,
in the very winds that whisper in alluring accents,
I can barely express–
the oddity of roses,
they pout and pose in the innermost workings of my mind
where you reside,
are you ready for the change of seasons?
Such poetry in the contour of your cheeks,
in the duskiest glow
of autumnal leaves swirling; I could memorize every inch of you
and still yearn to know more,
it’s as though your initials are engraved on soft
and supple skin.
I sense you in the waxing crescent of the moon,
feel you
belong in the direction of my words;
tell me, is there anything sweeter?
The roses surrounded by solitude and song speak of you
as much as I do,
sometimes we just know without knowing why and how.

 

 

 

Photo credits: The Art of Catrin Welz-Stein

Lillian hosts at dVerse today and invites to indulge
in ekphrastic
poetry. Come join us! โค๏ธ

Posted for Poetics @ dVerse Poets Pub

24 Replies to “The Oddity of Roses”

  1. I can barely expressโ€“
    the oddity of roses,

    I really love the surprising turn in these lines… sometimes it’s not what you see at first but what it might mean that makes the difference.

    1. Thank you so much, Lillian ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt) ๐ŸŒน

  2. Are these roses beautiful? I admire how you put a twist on their oddity. Perhaps this relates more to the admirer’s thoughts, rather than the roses itself. There is a plea for unity and understanding in the end.

  3. I love the title and the direction in which it took you, Sanaa! I I can imagine the roses pouting and posing. My favourite lines:
    โ€˜Such poetry in the contour of your cheeks,
    in the duskiest glow
    of autumnal leaves swirling; I could memorize every inch of you
    and still yearn to know moreโ€™.

  4. This was wonderful Sanaa, so ethereal and ecstatically romantic โ€” I loved it… especially this line:
    โ€œSuch poetry in the contour of your cheeks,โ€

  5. This is beautiful, and also in such unique and surprising ways!
    These lines (among others) caught my eyes:
    “I can barely expressโ€“
    the oddity of roses,
    they pout and pose in the innermost workings of my mind. . .”

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