To Find A Kiss Of Yours

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Poem inspired by the title of Federico GarcΓ­a Lorca’s poetic masterpiece “To find a kiss of yours.”

To find a kiss of yours on the stage of twilight
when light slowly ebbs below the horizon,
leaving behind
a sliver of dark orange and dusty lavender
what I wouldn’t give
to trace my finger on your lips,
extract an emotion or two from its bridge.

With you
I taste the saltiness of ocean,

as breath is interlaced with the serenity of sky,
I allow its appeal to flood the senses.

To gaze upon your brow
would be to witness the whirl of coruscating stars,
how is it that God has made you
so as to lead me upon the path to allegiance,
I find I am partial
to your visage and in turn have betrayed the moon.

And to immortalize you in verse,
what I wouldn’t give to compare with stimulation
by strawberries,

to find a kiss of yours in the mist of early dawn
for purposes such I await the day.

 

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Posted for “Tuesday Platform” @ Real Toads

Posted on the Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

44 thoughts on “To Find A Kiss Of Yours

  1. Lori says:

    I loved “With you / I taste the saltiness of ocean” It gives the sense of something vast and yet there could be a hint of tears there as well. I really enjoyed reading.

  2. Kim M. Russell says:

    As I get older, I don’t seem to kiss as much as I used to, which is probably why I love this poem – it reminds me of those kisses of the past – kisses on the stage of twilight! I especially love the colours in this poem and the lines:
    β€˜To gaze upon your brow
    would be to witness the whirl of coruscating stars’
    and
    β€˜to find a kiss of yours in the mist of early dawn’.

  3. Vivian Zems says:

    Love this whole write especially this part: “…With you
    I taste the saltiness of ocean,
    as breath is interlaced with the serenity of sky…” Your poems always read as a welcome sigh, Sanaa!

  4. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. (As I so often find myself saying about your poetry!) Although full of sensual feeling, and, as Lori notes, a hint of tears too, yet this one also gives me a lovely sense of calm.

  5. Truedessa says:

    The kiss of light means you have awaken to the gift of a new day no need to feel the moon was betrayed as the moon is a sign you made it through the day.

  6. Myrna says:

    Love this poem Sanaa. You conjured so many beautiful images with your lovely mix of words. This poem is dreamy, romantic and sensuous. I like it so much.

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