Aubade – Since Flower, Nor Stone, Nor Depths of the Raging Sea

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The days descend inhaling orange-grey stretches of sundown
and anxious heartbeats
as though their life depend on it,
I silently watch the city with its buildings, it’s windswept blooms
and trees,
I can’t deny that you have been on my mind,
I think about you often
as clouds leisurely drift across and permeate every aspect of moon
I think about you all the time.

Between you and me there exists a language of love,
and an ache that comes and goes
you are the one who ignites the fire within,
you are the one who understands the struggles I go through.
How do you do it?
How do you see deep into my soul and unravel the emotions
even I myself am not aware of?
How you understand me
when words unspoken have yet to make their way into my heart
and mind?
How do you handle me when I am down
and at my worst?
How do you see me? How can you love me knowing my vices
in a time where falsehood grows and rises.

Come May,
amongst the changing months yours is the cruelest one
as lilacs determined outrun the threats of storm,
instinctively I release hope into the open and observe as it floats
slip a promise or two into the insides of my coat,
distance alone can not break apart nor douse emotions that run
thicker than blood.

 

Photo credits: Fabian Perez Painting

Posted on Weekend Mini-Challenge @ Real Toads

& Posted on the poetry pantry @ Poets United

Comments

  1. It works so perfectly both as a love story and a tribute to May

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Larry πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  2. Toni Hayes Spencer says:

    The next to the last line is truly lovely.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Toni πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  3. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    I wonder sometimes if May can bring something like that… but being apart is when a person seems clearest.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Bjorn ❀️

  4. This reads like a heartbreaking letter. The longing and the depth of the speaker’s need are so haunting… I would love to read the face of the subject as the words hit his or her heart.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Magaly πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you ❀️

  5. I enjoyed the way the opening lines drop, the way your stomach lurches or you fall in a dream, and the reader joins the speaker of the poem to watch the city at night and experience the speaker’s emotions, made very real in the β€˜ache that comes and goes’ and the hope released in the final lines – the hop that comes with May.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  6. The verse of love and longing is described vividly.

    I release hope into the open and observe as it floats……. the imagery is so beautiful and surreal . It makes the heart skip a beat.

    https://ideasolsi65.blogspot.com/2019/05/ups-and-downs.html

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kalpana πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  7. Mary says:

    This is painful to read. The narrator seems quite tortured by what has happened to what had been a positive relationship. Seems that, difficult as it might be, it might be time to move on.

    1. Sanaa says:

      πŸ™‚

  8. gillena says:

    There is definitely a connection of love for “How do you see deep into my soul and unravel the emotions” asks the one longing to be with the lover . AND again i luv the hope in ” I release hope into the open and observe as it floats”

    Wow what a treat!!! Dear poetess

    Happy you dropped by my sumie Sunday

    Much⚘love

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! ❀️ Thank you so much, Gillena πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it! ❀️

      Much🌹🌷🌻love

  9. I love “Between you and me their exists a language of love and an ache that comes and goes.” This sounds like love across the miles. Very beautiful, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  10. Marian says:

    I love the idea of promises tucked into coat pockets. Like that bill discovered in the next season, an unexpected gift.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Marian πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt) 🌹

  11. Kerry says:

    This is a lavish ode or appeal to a lover in May. Sublime.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  12. slip a promise or two into the insides of my coat,
    my favorite line…the promise of wanting and returning even in being apart…very nice…bkm

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Barbara πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  13. Love the image of slipping promises into one’s coat. You never know when you’ll need one, right?

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, MMT πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  14. Rommy says:

    To have someone who is always on your side even when you aren’t is a gift. Distance might be hard, but it can’t break such a bond.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ˜‰ thanks for stopping by, Rommy ❀️

  15. ZQ says:

    Interesting “Confession” Innocently Penned.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, ZQ πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  16. robtkistner says:

    This is a wonderful, engaging write Sanaa, and the ending couplet is a shot to the heart – beautiful!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rob πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  17. Jim says:

    Very nice, deep, Sanaa. I especially like the line, “Between you and me there exists a language of love“. We have twin sons and for the longest, until at least school age, they too had a language of their own. They still are very close, close enough to keep their spouses on guard.
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jim πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  18. Truedessa says:

    It is said distance makes the heart fonder but, I think it just makes the heart ache more. There seems to be an unspoken language when it comes to love.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Truedessa ❀️

  19. Old Egg says:

    How beautiful your poetry is Sanaa with feelings and visual impression so vivid and expressive. I enjoyed reading it immensely.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  20. Wendy Bourke says:

    Wonderful writing in this poem of love and longing.

    ‘Come May,’ is especially compelling – as it is creates a transition in the piece and – possibility – a transition in the relationship.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Wendy πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  21. dsnake1 says:

    great writing!
    a lovely poem of love & longing. πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lee San πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  22. Do we ever get that person completely out of our minds, out of our veins? I think not. And this poem resonates with the longing.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Linda πŸ™‚ so glad the poem resonated with you ❀️

  23. Margaret says:

    the middle stanza speaks in the present “you know me”… “how do you…” And the first and last hint at distance but I don’t feel like their not together… Makes me think of military families or lovers… Forced time away…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Margaret πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  24. Sara McNulty says:

    There truly are some people whose imprint remains strong. I can think of some that pertain to me.
    Love the “promises slipped inside a coat.” “Come May” was an important pivotal point to me.
    Wonderful poem, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

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