But now in September the winds have changed, and with them my quintessence

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Nasturtiums in a jar,
the petals in the water sit almost perfectly still,
when with faded dreams you came to me
and I whisper to you
as one driven by thought of nature’s implicit language
I want to fill the empty parts with comfort,
stretch towards you with my soul singing
as ache, a never-ending spiral, slips through the fingers-
the flowers remind us we can withstand any condition,
incredibly pink as they touch the lips.

 

 

Photo credits: The Mythical Art of Amy Judd, Pinterest

Posted on Kerry’s Challenge  @ Real Toads

& Posted on Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

Comments

  1. Helen says:

    ‘Nature’s implicit language’ grabbed my attention in this lovely poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. I love the title, Sanaa, and the image of the nasturtiums in a jar, ‘the petals in the water sit almost perfectly still’. My favourite lines:
    ‘I want to fill the empty parts with comfort,
    stretch towards you with my soul singing’.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. Myrna says:

    This has a combination of love, kindness, romance. I love its tenderness.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Myrna 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you ❤️

  4. sherry marr says:

    I love “I want to stretch towards you…with my soul singing….” Beautiful.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. Toni Spencer says:

    A tender poem. ” flowers remind us we can withstand any condition” I love this line.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. This is lovely and dreamy. Your closing lines are enchanting.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. Old Egg says:

    How that yearning for lost love fills this beautiful poem Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. Kerry says:

    I want to fill the empty parts with comfort..

    I love the placement of this line. It carries the theme beautifully.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry 😍 so glad you liked it ❤️

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt) 🌹

  9. Beautiful… “I want to fill the empty parts with comfort” What a wonderful, giving expression of the heart

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you ❤️

  10. Marian says:

    Ahh I love the idea of this for sure. And who wouldn’t want to be comforted by you?
    But, nasturtiums are orange? Are they ever pink? If I were you I would pick a different flower for your jar in this one. 🙂
    Or, whatever, poetic license! Haha.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (Yes they are pink and edible as well. They are known as Cherry Rose Nasturtiums)

      https://www.finegardening.com/plant/indian-cress-tropaeolum-majus-dwarf-cherry-rose

      https://www.myseedneeds.com/products/cherry-rose-nasturtium-seeds

      😀

  11. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    This is so filled with passion and longing…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. Vivian Zems says:

    This prompt was made for you. I just knew that you would do it justice with your eloquent writing. Sublime. By the way that image is fantastic.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. Sara McNulty says:

    “Stretch toward you with my soul singing” – Lovely line
    Two beautiful poems, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. Mary says:

    Good to have the reminder that we can withstand any condition! The flowers definitely know……

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mary 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you ❤️

  15. An absolutely delectable response to a strangely beautiful image.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  16. Thotpurge says:

    the flowers remind us we can withstand any condition,
    – I suppose the fleeting life of flowers does present a potent message!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  17. I love “I want to stretch towards you with my soul singing.” How wonderful!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. Jae Rose says:

    I love the opening image and the sensuous feeling of this poem

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. Lori says:

    “As one driven by thoughts of nature’s implicit language” I love all this line implies. As it has a sense of growth even as the flower petals fall and float on the water. Still as beautifully pink as they were while still on the flower, perhaps even more so because of their individuality.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lori 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you ❤️

  20. A colorful weaving with beautiful ingredients at work. I think I need some flowers today. Will colored leaves do?

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  21. Rob says:

    So much truth in nature, and I find this poem deeply moving.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  22. Chrissa says:

    Wow. I keep waiting for the resolution and it slips away at the last moment.

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  23. Your poems always take me to a different place in my heart- lovely Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  24. I love the thought of a world where we could “fill the empty parts with comfort”. What a delightful world that would be. Happiness always abloom.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Magaly 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you ❤️

  25. Oh, this is really delicious and vibrant, coaxing the reader onward. I love “driven by thought of nature’s implicit language” – an instinctive communication requiring no words that is more efficient and effective than our words could ever be. And those beautiful pink blooms!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, H. Hennenburg 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  26. Margaret says:

    stillness and beauty. We are creatures that need this!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  27. Wendy Bourke says:

    Delicately rendered lines that wind to a lovely, layered close. Beautiful!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  28. Barry says:

    This is beautiful. I can’t even cite a favorite part. The poem in its entirety is my favorite part.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awwww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Barry 😀 so glad you liked it! ❤️

  29. Ella Wilson says:

    I love the whole poem! I picked one of these flowers, this morning~ So, tender and lovely!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  30. Stretching toward one’s beloved is an act of wonder. That’s when miracles happen.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, MMT ❤️

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