Blast from the Past

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Rooms where knowledge so often chased
We sing and dance we blessed this space
While dressed in satin or linen with lace
Our fears unspoken with faith replaced

We swore to learn with heart and grace
And struggle to list and strive to trace
In trees and plants all flowery race
Our cheerful tones and serious face

Rooms where past and future apace
Where world is bent upon your case
We closed our eyes to mere retrace
Revive our thoughts in books encased

We yearn to feel its warm embrace
Like embers glow through fireplace
Each time we feel we’re out of place
We gather around like flowers in vase

 

Form: Mono-rhyme

Posted for Poetics @ dVerse Poets Pub

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Comments

  1. Bjorn says:

    There is nothing better than the energy in seeking knowledge… like flowers seeking water.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Bjorn,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  2. Mary says:

    I enjoyed seeing these photos of what must have been your school and school friends, Sanaa. Indeed so much knowledge is ‘chased’ in these rooms; and past does meet future in the presence of now!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Mary,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  3. Gabriella says:

    How nice to read your poem written from the student’s perspective! “Our fears unspoken with faith replaced” – what a wonderful thing when this happens. I enjoyed the enthusiasm and youth I felt in your words.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Gabriella,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  4. I like “we sing and dance. We blessed this space.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Sherry,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  5. Those rooms where hopefully our love for learning is discovered and cherished!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Carol,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  6. Rooms of knowledge. Love this.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello De Jackson,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  7. Gayle Walters Rose says:

    I like your blast from the past, Sanaa. It’s fun to revisit old times with old friends. xoxo

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Gayle,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  8. Victoria says:

    And these classrooms are just the beginning of our learning, aren’t they!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Victoria,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

      PS: Yes they’re πŸ˜€

  9. Grace says:

    I appreciate the photos Sanaa ~ How lovely to revisit and recall the places where learning and friendship had taken place ~ I specially admire this part:

    Each time we feel we’re out of place
    We gather around like flowers in vase

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Grace,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  10. Candy says:

    This poem sings and dance.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Candy,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  11. Debi says:

    I enjoyed your school pictures. Great memories.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Debi,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  12. vandana says:

    Nostalgic!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Vandana,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  13. Sumana Roy says:

    “We yearn to feel its warm embrace”…the line makes me long for those blessed days…love the mono-rhyme…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Sumana,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  14. Bryan Ens says:

    Nicely done. My favourite part is the first 2 lines of your final stanza.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Bryan,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  15. lillian says:

    the youth of the classroom…..when we had but to learn and live. That magical time of being an adult but not….
    the classroom sees such joy, such commitment. Flowers sipping water to nourish their souls.
    Lovely write — and enjoyed the photos too. Thanks for sharing those….I’m assuming they are personal?

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Lillian,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

      PS: Oh yes! It’s me there πŸ˜€

  16. Em says:

    These are my favorite sections:

    “We closed our eyes to mere retrace
    Revive our thoughts in books encased”

    “Each time we feel we’re out of place
    We gather around like flowers in vase”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Em,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  17. Misky says:

    Delightful!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Misky,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead

  18. Georgina says:

    This is wonderfully evocative of those classrooms where we spend so much of our time especially if we have been a teacher too!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Georgina,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  19. Poetic skills in evidence in your classroom – the whole thing with only one rhyme is amazing!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Vivienne,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  20. randy mazie says:

    The way you use your rhymes, the same rhymes, over and throughout your pieces- is so graceful and flowing. Like a delicate lace.
    Very few poets can achieve this venerable style which you do so well.

    Randy

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Randy,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead

  21. Such vital events of our lives happen in our schoolrooms.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Rosemary,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead

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