Close your eyes

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Close your eyes – what do you hear?
Murmurs melting upon this ear.
Is it music or is it math?
The scent of roses on garden path.
Words emptied on morning dew;
So far our troubles remain a few.

Much I reflect on good and true;
I begin again as if its new.
Conversations lack wisdom, thought
Conscious of doing what we ought.
I witness things that shouldn’t be;
Break these chains and set me free.

Close your eyes – how  do you feel?
Some things we just cannot conceal.
Song and silence of the heart;
Or tears which fall right from the start.
This life we live is complex for words;
But not one moment goes unheard.

Search your soul be wild and wise;
Discard all those who weave their lies.
Don’t breathe on world with fearful breath;
Do make preparations for glorious death.
The stars have aligned up in the skies;
Won’t you see?  Now open your eyes.

 

 

Photo Credits: www.paperhi.com

Form:  Dialogue 

Posted for Meeting the Bar @ dVerse Pub

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Posted on the Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

Comments

  1. Bjorn says:

    Some conversations are even more silent than the softest of murmurations .. the warm breath can be just enough.. and maybe setting it to words would spoil it all.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  2. X says:

    This life we live is complex for words;
    But not one moment goes unheard.

    My favorite lines for sure. I think you are right and words are about the best thing we have to capturing what limited amount of life that we can. There is a cool contrast in this, as well as closing your eyes so that you can see. Ha. True. There are many more layers to life than what we initially perceive.

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  3. Mary says:

    I like the way you wrote about various facets of conversation. Interesting to think about the difference having one’s eyes open and one’s eyes closed makes.

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  4. Oh this is beautifully written. I love the rhythm and lift, and your words speak truth, so eloquently.

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  5. Perhaps in some existential way, we all spend a lifetime in preparation for the Big Sleep. Nice to be reminded that conversations are mind-speak, all we have to communicate with is mere words; something we poets hone & work on tirelessly. I like your lines /I witness things that shouldn’t be/break these chains & set me free.

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  6. Grace says:

    Very lovely inner dialogue from closing one’s eyes then to opening one’s eyes ~ The opening verses are my favorite ~

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  7. Oh this is lovely! I am so glad I stopped by today!

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  8. Turn it OFF
    and live..
    then share
    IT and Live
    LIVE NOW
    move
    connect
    create
    sleep..
    and turn
    IT off AGAIN
    LIVE NOW
    FRIEND..:)

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  9. Bravo–you even used form to write this lovely poem. Thank you so much.

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  10. kaykuala h says:

    It is an experience to have that inner dialog. One gets refreshed upon opening back to reality.

    Hank
    PS: Hank’s posting was earlier done at Poets United and you had commented!

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  11. kanzensakura says:

    These inner conversations are sometimes our most intense and truthful. Good form for this poem.

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  12. Sumana Roy says:

    “Do make preparations for glorious death.”…this is only possible if life has been lived as stated before…feeling and seeing is most important….i like the closing and opening of one’s eyes to perceive this….

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  13. blogoratti says:

    A lovely piece of work, truly magical. Greetings to you!

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  14. vandana says:

    A beautiful way to speak with ourselves and relax……………….

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  15. Justjoyfulness says:

    Wonderful poem Sanaa. Love “Search your soul be wild and wise;
    Discard all those who weave their lies.” So true.

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  16. Breathtakingly lovely and wise coming from such a young lady but probably an older soul.
    Hope your day is fulfilled and just enough.

    Gracias mi amiga

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  17. “Is it music or is it math?” Such beauty! And I want it to be both. 🙂

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  18. So many beautiful lines in this poem ~ life is too complex for words sometimes indeed ~ and good advice on discarding those who lie, but sticking with the good and true. Lovely flow, too.

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  19. We really do need self talk to get us through the challenges of this world. My favourite lines…

    “Close your eyes – how do you feel?
    Some things we just cannot conceal.
    Song and silence of the heart;
    Or tears which fall right from the start”

    Beautiful.

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  20. Back from the pantry – this is an especially beautiful poem from you, Sanaa….I especially love “but not one moment goes unheard.” A lovely thought.

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  21. Brother Ollie says:

    cool piece – i like the music of math image –

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  22. These beautiful wise words are like a song from a sage speaking of living our lives and preparing for the glorious death….it is time to open our eyes indeed.

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  23. Susan says:

    Closing the eyes enhances the other senses for sure, and makes it easier to look inward and see the truths hidden there. I like how you demonstrate that in this poem. If someone does that with you, the relationship can only get better.

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  24. Old Egg says:

    There is nothing more relaxing than feeling at one with nature. How beautifully you have written this poem.

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  25. Wendy Bourke says:

    A lovely rendering on the beauty and purpose to be found in contemplation and introspection.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  26. A nice progression from closed to open eyes.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  27. dsnake1 says:

    oh, how i enjoyed reading this.
    especially reading it aloud. 🙂

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  28. Elizabeth says:

    That breathing space we all need more of….

    Elizabeth

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  29. Jae Rose says:

    Sometimes we have to close our eyes to become more attuned to what is – I sensed this in this magical poem.

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  30. G L Meisner says:

    Very insightful.

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  31. Locomente says:

    A sweet one 🙂

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  32. This reminds me of the Gauguin quote, “I close my eyes in order to see.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Colleen,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it ?
      Highly appreciated, lots of love ?
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