Brawne

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I ask heaven and the stars above
Oh bring me sweet fulfillment
For I have waited eagerly ―
To precipitate in love.

There we stood along the pastures met
I recall ― sombre but mostly silent
Your wild, impenetrable spirit
But then I wake, shiver with sigh
Oh where m I? I m all alone.

Box of diaries and wane letters
Hope seemed to cling on fulgid skies
I wished my love had you not fled
My life and joy, its colors ―
‘Neath moor they lie but dead.

Oh I attain to utter forth in verse
Hold close the lines of Endymion
Hear you praise ’tis so, tis true’
Ye drew the soul unto your blue

Sickly I ponder upon your tomb
Observe as snows succeed the rose
Upon my brow I felt soft a kiss
I wonder was it you or wind ―

I ask heaven and the stars above
Oh bring me sweet fulfillment
For I have waited eagerly ―
To precipitate in love.

 

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Poetical spouse – Fanny Brawne

Posted for Poetics @ dVerse Poets Pub

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Comments

  1. I love the cyclic structure of your poem, Sanaa, opening and ending with the same stanza, and the language:
    ‘Box of diaries and wane letters
    Hope seemed to cling on fulgid skies’
    and
    ‘Sickly I ponder upon your tomb
    Observe as snows succeed the rose’
    all written in the spirit of the Romantic poets. Beautifully done.

    Much love x

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim ❤️ I thank thee for inspirational prompt 🙂

  2. Grace says:

    I love the voice and sweet verses specially this part Sanaa:

    Sickly I ponder upon your tomb
    Observe as snows succeed the rose
    Upon my brow I felt soft a kiss
    I wonder was it you or wind ―

    Thanks for your unwavering support!

    1. Sanaa says:

      My pleasure, Grace ❤️ so glad you liked it 😀

  3. kanzensakura says:

    This was truly lovely and well done. you gave such a clear and loving voice to this wife. Beautifully done.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Toni ❤️ so glad you liked the poem 🙂

  4. Imelda says:

    Beautiful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you Imelda ❤️

  5. lillian says:

    So lyrical. So beautifully written. I especially love the final two stanzas — and that circle back to her emotions.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. annell4 says:

    Longing…..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Indeed 🙂

  7. Thotpurge says:

    as snows succeed the rose… nicely written!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rajani ❤

  8. Sumana Roy says:

    “I ask heaven and the stars above / Oh bring me sweet fulfillment” her prayer breaks the heart…beautifully expressed Sanaa…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sumana ❤

  9. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    This is so wonderful, and I’m sorry to have missed it when first posted… the story in it bittersweetnesss is so wonderful in tone and rhythm.. as a sweet song, where I sense a longing in the end…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 🙂 so glad you liked the poem.

  10. Jae Rose says:

    Oh, I think it was a kiss… what else could it be in such a magical world

    1. Sanaa says:

      I think so too. Thank you so much, Jae ❤

  11. Old Egg says:

    Those long lost kisses stay with us for ever for that is love. How beautiful your poem is Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 Thank you so much, Robin 🙂

  12. when reading this all i needed were soft Harp or Mandolin with tingling strings playing in the background. you captured such a wonderful spirit of a song in this Sanaa.

    gracias

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Marcoantonio 🙂

  13. This is such a gorgeous piece of writing, Sanaa
    One of my favorite poems of yours.
    Beautiful and poignant. That longing….is so soulful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Purba ❤

  14. Kerry O'Connor says:

    i always felt for the heartache of Fanny Brawne. These lines give me some hope for her.

    Sickly I ponder upon your tomb
    Observe as snows succeed the rose
    Upon my brow I felt soft a kiss
    I wonder was it you or wind

    1. Sanaa says:

      Glad we share the same sentiments, Kerry ❤

  15. Susan says:

    Just as Narcissus did to Echo so long ago!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Yes, I think so. Thanks for stopping by Susan ❤

  16. Your work so often reminds me of the famous classical poets….a very intriguing poem, which tells a sad story.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  17. gillena says:

    “Sickly I ponder upon your tomb
    Observe as snows succeed the rose
    Upon my brow I felt soft a kiss
    I wonder was it you or wind ―”

    The longing rises to its height here in this verse, with pathos and angst. Enjoyed !!!
    Thank you for linking to my Sunday Lime this week Sanaa

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      My pleasure, thanks for stopping by Gillena ❤

  18. Truedessa says:

    Beautifully executed poem, the sadness lingers and sometimes fulfillment is never obtained.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you, so glad you liked it ❤

  19. Julian says:

    Beautifully penned, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thanks Julian 🙂

  20. Beautifully moody piece–loved it!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Audrey ❤

  21. Wendy Bourke says:

    This is beautiful – and I love your choice of injecting snippets of old English, into the piece, to echo a timeless poetic theme. Wonderful!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Wendy 🙂 so glad you liked it.

  22. kaykuala h says:

    I ask heaven and the stars above
    Oh bring me sweet fulfillment
    For I have waited eagerly ―

    There is always that realization that one can expect happiness but may be restrained for some reasons. But there is still a lot of hopes!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      I am glad you agree 🙂 thank you kindly, Hank.

  23. Ayala says:

    Sweet verses filled with longing.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Ayala ❤

  24. ZQ says:

    A bitter-sweet piece… well written/expressed.
    ZQ

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you 🙂 so glad you liked it.

  25. jasmin says:

    beautiful. I’ve re-read this as it is such a poem to enjoy and digest slowly. :))

    There we stood along the pastures met
    I recall ― sombre but mostly silent
    Your wild, impenetrable spirit
    But then I wake, shiver with sigh
    Oh where m I? I m all alone.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jasmin ❤ so glad you liked it.

  26. Wildly romantic! 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary ❤

  27. Mary says:

    Mythical and mystical! Lovely.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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