The Taste Of Berried Enticement

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Soft, sensual, certain,
the decadence of dusk flows freely into throat,
into the small of my back,
as emotion comes alive with possibilities afire—
he and only he is image,
muse of darker than mauve longing.

Is it unpredictability or comfort of knowing?
Language of touch
or aftermath of losing myself in thought that lures?
A passing glance,
a sugar rush, part of me will always wonder if I have
the same effect on him;
as petals of white kiss the late summer wind,
it’s possible
I was half asleep all this time.

I am autumn stretched out with eyes closed;
know that first
and foremost I am used to giving by enlivening
the senses,
as the season deepens with graceful boughs—
I am night from which the ocean borrows salt,
the blackberries
their tartness sweet,
and yet, the voice I hear from within resembles his,
similar to when water touches the sand.

Allow me to place a whisper tender in perfect
scented hollow,
I make no apology for embracing emotion,
lifting gently
I arrive as chariot of nature’s flame;
I cannot help admiring everything he represents,
sometimes he needs me to define
what it is: every rule, every facet,
every element, every shade,
until lips
pronounce them, ‘the taste of berried enticement,’
until the mind is full.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo credits: Fabian Perez Painting, Pinterest

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Posted for Poetics: Always in Season @dVerse Poets Pub

Comments

  1. This brought out the juiciest of words from you Sanaa – a gorgeously sensual poem and you had me right from the start:
    “the decadence of dusk flows freely into throat,
    into the small of my back,”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Laura 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  2. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    So many images of berries as metaphors for a lover’s attraction.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  3. Mish says:

    Stunning and so many lines to delicately nibble on….” I am night from which the ocean borrows salt, the blackberries, their tartness sweet” . This line was so thought-provoking….”Is it unpredictability or comfort of knowing?” Aww, both can be so wonderful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! Thank you so much, Mish 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt) 🌹

  4. Dora says:

    Sanaa,
    You fill our minds full with the sensual taste of fruit that is quintessential romance, love, absorption in the lover. Beautifully written.
    pax,
    dora

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Dora 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  5. msjadeli says:

    Lush and tasty, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lisa 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

  6. I cannot help admiring everything he represents,
    sometimes he needs me to define what it is:

    Love the long rendition to offer good thinking, Sanaa! Often some mysterious mystics that lingers in mind on what it is that turns him on. It is being healthy in thinking that secures good answers.

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Hank 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  7. Bev Crawford says:

    Oh mercy, this was berry berry sensuous, and luscious as a plump magenta grape on the vine!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  8. “lifting gently/ I arrive as chariot of nature’s flame.” and “a passing glance, a sugar rush” and so much more. One wonders what emotional depths you plumb to find all the wondrous way to be in love, and out of it.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Glenn 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  9. rob kistner says:

    You are so in love Sanaa. ❤️ As I said last Thursday, I love reading your work. It has the heat of bread fresh from the oven, soft to the careful touch, with its intoxicating aroma, and wonderful taste. Always well written my friend! 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww gosh! Thank you so much, Rob 😀 so pleased to know you enjoy reading my poems! 💄❤️

  10. Helen says:

    I love where you went with this challenge … sensual / sensitive / scintillating.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Helen 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  11. Ken Gierke says:

    Read this to him and you will have explained it perfectly.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Will do! ❤️❤️❤️

  12. Gillena Cox says:

    Bravo. You never cease to WOW me Sanaa

    Much💖love

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

      Much love back

  13. So romantic, gorgeously rendered!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mrityunjay 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

  14. Punam says:

    Deliciously sensual, Sanaa! Every metaphor worth savouring languorously. 💞💞

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Punam 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  15. Selma says:

    Love. The fruit for all seasons. How lovely, Sanaa. Thanks.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Selma 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  16. Linda Lee Lyberg says:

    Your words are always filled with romance. Beautiful Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  17. “it’s possible
    I was half asleep all this time.”

    I love that! <3

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jenna 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  18. A very alluring love poem full of the beauty of connection….
    A passing glance,
    a sugar rush, part of me will always wonder if I have
    the same effect on him;

    The answer is definitely Yes!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Dwight 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  19. Eric Erb says:

    Berry me in shovelfuls of your sweet words!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Eric 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  20. Sanaa, your poem is luscious.

    I love the use of “I am” “I am” “I am” – I think I may have to play with that myself!

    Much love,
    David

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ben 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  21. Mary Hood says:

    Such evocative images! I want to say I am speechless, but that is a lie. I’m never speechless. But my words don’t have the depth I find in yours.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! Thank you so much, Mary 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  22. normally i avoid making personal observations based on poems, but i’m going out on a limb and say youre in love… good for you! this is beautiful, very well written

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Phillip 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

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