Behind the curtain

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The bloodstained heart,
the hollow soul and mute stare
of seclusion long to find out
what’s behind the curtain.

I caress the edge of light and dark
taking a few minutes to read the stars,
believe distance can’t stop what’s
meant to be and when unraveled the
universe mere thoughts become things.

Like wind driven clouds, my mind’s eye
leapt forward, eager to embrace life’s
trials and tribulations, sliding along the
highway of dreams. And though curtain
lowered and curtain rose, I found myself
readying for what stood between.

 

Photo credits: Jolygram

Posted for ‘Sanaa’s Challenge’ @ Real Toads

and posted on Open Link Night @ dVerse Pub

Comments

  1. Magyar says:

    Grand_!
    __ Hunkered behind the curtains, we peer beyond; behind, beyond and begin, are often the same avenue.

    this cavern
    sun crawls into its darkness
    ideas begin

    _m

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Magyar 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  2. gillena says:

    Luv this image:
    ” sliding along the
    highway of dreams. ”

    Happy Thursday to you Sanaa

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena 😀 so good to see you ❤️

      much love…

  3. Bjorn says:

    This is a favorite of mine… how well you used the metaphor of that curtain, both as separation and bridge. Well done

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  4. For me, it is always what is in-between. perhaps, just a slice of life, but what else is really real?

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Annell ❤️

  5. Really like the thoughtfulness you put into this, Sanaa. I agree with Bjorn.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Victoria 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  6. These lines are gold:

    “I caress the edge of light and dark
    taking a few minutes to read the stars,”

    Visual writing and the imagery just speaks in volumes.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Charlie 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  7. Amaya says:

    I sense a veil falling, but a slow fall by which you’re savoring the beauty of the silken sheen of illusions one final time. It’s a beautiful transformation. And this is my favorite part:
    “…when unraveled the
    universe mere thoughts become things.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Amaya 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  8. Lillian says:

    ”…sliding along the highway of dreams…” these words resonate with me.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lillian 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  9. Misky says:

    The light and dark, and that curtain, just add to the mysterious tone of this beautiful poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Misky 🙂 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  10. Vivian Zems says:

    …my mind’s eye
    leapt forward, eager to embrace life’s
    trials and tribulations…..I like this phrase (no matter what’s beyond the curtain)

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vivian 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  11. I felt compelled to read this several times. I loved the inevitability of it sll.
    I caress the edge of light and dark
    taking a few minutes to read the stars,
    believe distance can’t stop what’s
    meant to be .
    Wonderful words. XXX

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Alison 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  12. Jane Dougherty says:

    The imagery has a Shakespearean quality to it. Well done!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jane 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  13. Frank says:

    I liked this description: “sliding along the
    highway of dreams. “

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Frank 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  14. scott hastie says:

    Dear Sanaa, I always enjoy anticipating the essential romanticism in your work – just up my street… And once again you certainly don’t disappoint here… And this is exactly where many a yearning soul find themselves – readying themselves for what’s stood between… Terrific!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Scott 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  15. Grace says:

    I too love the metaphor of the curtain specially with the ending, readying for whatever comes next.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Grace 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  16. kaykuala says:

    I found myself
    readying for what stood between

    A lot more happens in between that makes life more interesting!
    Nothing sad about the curtain call then. Very true Sanaa!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Hank ❤️

  17. Roslyn Ross says:

    A picture painted with words. Well drawn.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Roslyn 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  18. Old Egg says:

    The picture told a story itself and with your words I felt empowerment was being born from abuse. Mind you I read the strangest things in others words Sanaa so laugh, cry or scream as appropriate.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  19. Jim says:

    I like how you shifted the mood of your poem, from doom and despair to rationalizing what might be and ending with a dash of “sunny” (hope): “Like wind driven clouds, my mind’s eye leapt forward, eager to embrace life’s trials and tribulations, sliding along the highway of dreams. …” Nice write, nice and fun prompt, Sanaa.
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jim 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  20. Jae Rose says:

    Stunning imagery and flow to this poem – I loved it!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jae 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  21. love the play of words here, “I caress the edge of light and dark” is a gorgeous line

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mary 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  22. This has all the qualities I always love in your poetry, as well as a thoughtfulness and a progression (or, as Jim says, a shifting of mood) which I particularly like.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww gosh!❤️ Thank you so much, Rosemary 😀 so glad you enjoyed it!❤️

  23. Debi says:

    “believe distance can’t stop what’s
    meant to be and when unraveled the
    universe mere thoughts become things.” Love this

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Debi 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  24. Barriers can be both beginnings and endings, and in your poem they are both. I like that. I like thinking that fate and what the speaker decides to do with hers is not set on stone.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Magaly 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  25. Kerry says:

    I like the way each stanza increases in length as you develop your motif. The final image is most memorable: both the rising and falling of the curtain and life goes on in between.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  26. What wonderful closing lines!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  27. Margaret says:

    killer last line! The artwork is so cool and that reference as to what’s between light and dark. Well done.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Margaret 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  28. kanzensakura says:

    distance can’t stop what’s meant to be and when unraveled the universe mere thoughts become things…gorgeous line

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Toni 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  29. Oh, we have to throw open those curtains and live between acts.. Lovely writing!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  30. Bekkie says:

    Those layers of curtains can drive us to do so much. Great poem!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bekkie 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

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