Closing Chord

He is a cinnamon peeler; unrivaled,
for this reason
I am swept away—
why? I do not consume wine, nor sing
of
saccharine promises that coat the tongue,
inasmuch,
that, a bouquet
of clumsy words go,
as summer offers thoughts
that grow, it’s time
we heed to the voices that can be heard

in-between the lines,
now that, it’s difficult to pretend
as though one’s unaffected,
as the season makes its way into the blood
and veins,
I have been falling for a while—
just, as Pygmalion once yearned for Galatea,
for now, I watch the moon,
it rarely seeks one out, unless
like paper and ink, intensity bears a scent?
From here on,
I want to soften those limbs,
sing the body electric as petals fall from trees—
it’s a chorus that sounds even when the wind
wishes it otherwise, their language astounds me.
I apologize for failing to resist.

 

 

 

 

Photo credits: “Eugenia VII,” by Fabian Perez, Pinterest

Laura hosts at dVerse and invites us to write using the final lines of atleast twelve
of our recent poems.
Come join us! ❤

Below is a list of poems used to compose this piece:

From the Inns of Aurora
Cocktails with Morpheus
Orchestration round hour of Mulberry sunset
Aubade – I Sing the Body Electric
The inexorable charm of his roguish sidelong glance
Come, fleck the canvass with Blood Moon
As Pygmalion once yearned for Galatea
A Scarlet Pause exists between Cirrus clouds and City
The Cinnamon Peeler
On the rooftop unbroken by city, wheel and unripe hope
Intensity bears a scent
Under the willow tree

Posted for MTB – End is my beginning @dVerse Poets Pub

Comments

  1. Björn says:

    This is most excellent… a few lines I did recognize from your poem… but this turned out perfectly smooth… I couldn’t even tell it was a found poem

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! Thank you so much, Bjorn 😀 so glad you liked it! 💄❤️

  2. sensational realignment of your lines –
    “I have been falling for a while—
    just, as Pygmalion once yearned for Galatea,”

    it was good to see the list of originals too – I did wonder if I should have added that but especially if using other’s last lines

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Laura 😀 I figured it would be nice to include the list. I am so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt) 🥂

  3. msjadeli says:

    I like these 3 lines together:
    “for now, I watch the moon,
    it rarely seeks one out, unless
    like paper and ink, intensity bears a scent?”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lisa 😀 so glad the poem appealed to you 💄❤️

  4. Completely and beautifully surreal!

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  5. lillian says:

    Loving how the lines fit together….especially here:
    “as the season makes its way into the blood
    and veins,” Oh my!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, my dearest Lillian 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  6. Lofted. Awesome work, S.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ron 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

  7. Grace says:

    Glorious found poem Sanaa. These lines are lovely:

    sing the body electric as petals fall from trees—
    it’s a chorus that sounds even when the wind
    wishes it otherwise, their language astounds me.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww gosh! Thank you so much, Grace 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  8. Helen says:

    Intensity bears a scent .. always. I knew you would go where the love, sensuality, yearning live. Cheers.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. This unfolds so exquisitely, my limbs are definitely softened, I think I will have to sit in this chair a while longer pondering!! Well done! 👏👏

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Tricia 😀 so glad the poem and its imagery appealed to you 💄❤️

  10. margaret says:

    a bouquet of clumsy words go… who needs words when all the senses are on fire. Fascinating!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Margaret 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  11. Jane Dougherty says:

    This has the same languid sensuous flow of all your poems. Punctuated by half-answered questions.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. ain says:

    Stunning. So much.

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  13. I particularly enjoyed your first and last lines here.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, JYP 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  14. Lovely, Sanaa! I recognized a few of the lines. It all flows together so smoothly.
    I have been falling for a while—
    just, as Pygmalion once yearned for Galatea, 💙

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Merril 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  15. Sunra Rainz says:

    Well, that was lovely! Each line blends seamlessly into the next. I can smell the cinnamon from here… 😀 “I am swept away” by your poem, Sanaa <3

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww gosh! Thank you so much, Sunra 😍 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  16. Kerfe says:

    No apologies needed! And isn’t it always between the lines?

    1. Sanaa says:

      It most certainly is, K! ❤ Thanks for stopping by to read mine 😀

  17. lynn__ says:

    Your chosen final lines flow in a fabulous read, Sanaa! So smooooth 😉

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. There are so many lovely phrases and they all fit together so well. I will not quote them individually, or else I will take the whole comment box. This does not feel like a found poem at all. It has a surreal touch but also a wholeness. I do not know how you managed to do that with a simple rearrangement of lines.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww gosh! Thank you so much, Tanmay 😀 so glad you liked it! I used enjambment to give a smooth flow and progression to the poem. And yes, without conjunction this definitely wouldn’t have been easy to accomplish! 💄❤️

  19. Dora says:

    All these last lines cohere to form a sweetly mysterious love story, Sanaa. Resonates wonderfully.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  20. Paul Cannon says:

    What a wonderful read Sanaa, this is beautifully full and the language evocative.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Paul 😀 so glad the poem and its imagery appealed to you 💄❤️

  21. Sara McNulty says:

    “Intensity bears a scent” And this poem’s is an aromatic perfume. Wonderful, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

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