Because you asked about the appeal of Poetry

I ask him
to take out a poem,
to feel notes
that form cadence by means of peripheral vision.

Each syllable is innocence and fire
each line break, shimmering stars;
‘But where lies its purpose?’Β 
‘near poem’s end,’ I reply with a conspiratorial wink.

 

 

Photo credits: Pinterest

Posted for ‘Quadrille #68’ @dVerse Pub

And on Tuesday Platform @ Real ToadsΒ 

54 thoughts on “Because you asked about the appeal of Poetry

  1. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Oh… it’s always the end that matters… the importance of poetry.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ˜€ thanks for stopping by, Bjorn ❀️

  2. De Jackson says:

    Oh, Sanaa. I believe this might be my all-time favorite of yours. LOVE.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. Toni Spencer says:

    I love that ending wink.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. Ah yes, the poetic power of a last stanza, or last line. After a while, after hundreds of poems, our minds just work that way–the zinger, stinger, message, or twist at the end, wagging the dog.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ˜€ thanks for stopping by, Glenn ❀️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, V.J πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  5. Yes, yes, yes! Perfect, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. A beautiful post. The photo and the poem work so well together. A very seductive and erotic wink! Nicely done!!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. Grace says:

    The power of words in poetry is amazing. Love that ending wink.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. J. Randall Brett says:

    β€œ to feel notes that form cadence by means of peripheral vision.” – very nice! I like that a lot.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, J. Randall πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  9. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice phrase: “cadence by means of peripheral vision”

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. Gina says:

    the end always packs the punch, i am so drawn to the gracefulness of your words

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. Old Egg says:

    Last line , last chance to get the message across. I loved the style of this poem Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. lynn says:

    An elegant love poem and a eloquent wink…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. Pat says:

    lovely for the playfulness suggested …

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. Lovely and true!! Love this Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. Vivian Zems says:

    You’re so right about peripheral vision being used to decipher some poetry. Well penned!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  16. Cressida says:

    Hmmmm…..I’m not certain you are talking about poetry, LOL

    1. Sanaa says:

      Bwahahahaha ❀️ yes it certainly seems like that doesn’t it? πŸ˜‰

  17. Thotpurge says:

    Yes indeed, what else can line breaks be but shimmering stars!!!!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. kaykuala h says:

    But where lies its purpose?’
    β€˜near poem’s end,’ I reply with a conspiratorial wink.

    He should get the message. It is more than just a hint! Love the ‘dance’ feel in reading it aloud, Sanaa!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. Barry Dawson says:

    So sneaky! I love it! Hopefully, by the end, he’s as hooked as I am. 😊

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  20. Mish says:

    Delightful to read. “Each syllable is innocence”….I love this idea, as if words are pure, perhaps until interpreted by the reader.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  21. Alyssa says:

    Smoking hot! πŸ’™

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  22. Chris Evans says:

    β€œto feel notes that form cadence by means of peripheral vision.” — such a gorgeous phrase.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  23. So reminiscent of Billy Collins’ “Introduction to Poetry,” only far more evocative and alluring!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  24. rob kistner says:

    Hi Sanaa! I enjoyed reading your poem here. Well written, and engaging… alluring photo, and that was a stirring wink at the end… πŸ˜‰

    …rob from Image & Verse

    My β€œwink”

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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