Briefly it enters, and briefly it speaks

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Poem inspired by the title of Jane Kenyon’s poetic masterpiece, “Briefly it enters, briefly it speaks.”

Bothersome;
they come to me like midnight jasmine,
syllables moody-saccharine,
like crickets singing in slow motion,
when I write of himβ€”
framing a face of exquisite symmetry is
the moon, lustrous;
far away and yet, it feels like
I can reach and capture, completely.

 

 

 

Photo credits: Pinterest

Bar-tending for the lovely De, the word tonight is “Bother.”Come join us! πŸ’

Posted for Quadrille #126 @ dVerse Poets Pub

Comments

  1. Lillian says:

    “they come to me like midnight jasmine,
    syllables moody-saccharine,
    like crickets singing in slow motion,”
    What amazing description as always.
    Just beautiful!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lillian πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  2. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    I find myself wishing that I could be as excited about the night as you are… I am a morning and day person…. darkness weighs heavy on me

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn πŸ™‚ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  3. A romantic quadrille, Sanaa. I especially love the lines:
    β€˜syllables moody-saccharine,
    like crickets singing in slow motion,
    when I write of him’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, my dearest Kim πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  4. How sultry and provocative this is!

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  5. Ingrid says:

    I love the idea of syllables singing in the night air. Sometimes I think of lines of poetry as I’m drifting off to sleep, and I tell myself I’ll remember them in the morning, but I never do…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ingrid πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  6. Grace says:

    Gorgeous Sanaa. Love that midnight jasmine & syllables moody-saccharine.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Grace πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  7. I’d like to be bothered in such a way – a gorgeous mellow kind of bother you scribed here
    “like crickets singing in slow motion,
    when I write of himβ€””

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Laura πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  8. msjadeli says:

    Moondreaming in such a pleasant way! It feels like that time when you’re drowsy, almost asleep…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lisa πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  9. Dora says:

    “Like crickets singing in slow motion” — This simile sent chills up my spine. Exquisite wording Sanaa. 🌹

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Dora πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  10. Ken Gierke says:

    I especially like this:
    “framing a face of exquisite symmetry is
    the moon, lustrous;
    far away and yet, it feels like
    I can reach and capture, completely.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ken πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  11. Very nicely done. Far away yet touchable.. Love the contrasts.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Dwight πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  12. Loreen says:

    Oh, so beautiful! Tangible and illusive. I love the crickets singing in slow motion!

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  13. KK says:

    I like the slow-motion crickets and the way your quadrille makes the evening feel like it could last forever.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, K.K πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  14. Tres Romantique, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ron πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  15. Wow, Sanaa.

    Wow.

    they come to me like midnight jasmine,
    syllables moody-saccharine,

    Wow.

    <3
    David

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you, thank you! πŸ˜€

  16. Susan says:

    That nighttime feeling of time slowing to a crawl was perfectly explained by,
    “like crickets singing in slow motion”.
    A beautiful piece excellently crafted.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susan πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  17. A, you got the NaPoWriMo moon prompt in on this too! Very nice.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Alexandra πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  18. Your language in this is so beautiful Sanaa! “midnight jasmine,
    syllables moody-saccharine,
    like crickets singing in slow motion,”

    Ahhhhh! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’•

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Christine πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  19. calmkate says:

    an exquisite dalliance with the night .. moon, crickets and wonder!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kate πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  20. Candy says:

    Ooo – β€œsyllables moody-saccharine” what a great phrase! And I just love a poem about the moon.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Candy πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  21. far away and yet, it feels like
    I can reach and capture, completely.

    It is good to have high hopes of accomplishing a desire. Great close Sanaa!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ˜€ thanks for stopping by, Hank πŸ’„β€οΈ

  22. Raivenne says:

    “they come to me like midnight jasmine,
    syllables moody-saccharine,”

    It amazes how so few words can be so deeply emotive.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Raivenne πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  23. Ali Grimshaw says:

    I am echoing what so many have already said,
    β€œthey come to me like midnight jasmine,
    syllables moody-saccharine,
    like crickets singing in slow motion,”
    You, dear poetess, have such way with words.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! Thank you so much, Ali πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  24. This is a beautiful twist to the ‘botherings’ am familiar with, like crickets singing in slow motion when I write of him.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kenyanito πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  25. pat says:

    So romantic, love
    … like crickets singing in slow motion…
    Nice one Sanaa

    Pat

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️ ❀️ ❀️

  26. Helen says:

    Beautiful, intriguing as I instinctively knew your quadrille would be … and saved it for close to last … to savor.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Helen πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  27. Beautiful and sensuous – scent and taste and sound and slow languid pace all combine in your lovely quadrille.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Marion πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  28. De Jackson says:

    Positively swooooooning over these lines, Sanaa:
    “syllables moody-saccharine,
    like crickets singing in slow motion”

    Wonderful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, De πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt) 🌹

  29. Sara McNulty says:

    You had me at “midnight jasmine”!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  30. RedCat says:

    This is fabulous Saana! πŸ’–

    Especially the three first lines. And as a whole it contains such imagery that it seems much longer then a mere 44 words.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Helene πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

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