Darker Sunrise

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I have surrendered many a darker sunrise
in my weaknessβ€”
your instructions never fail to arouse
the rising stems,
stretching out wherever you are,
whatever your weather.
I look upon you as a paragon of eros,
the way your lips shape my name
and obey
the pull of the commands of servitudeβ€”
sometimes there are no words left,
only beams of light
and softer sighs;
is this something you can live without?

 

 

Photo credits: Colley Whisson Artwork, Pinterest

Posted for Writers’ Pantry @ Poets and Storytellers United

Comments

  1. “Darker sunrise” is such a lingering phrase… I can see it happening in my mind, like warmest twilight smitten with the darkest night.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. I love the last three lines in particular.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. Thotpurge says:

    i like the image of “darker sunrise”….

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. Old Egg says:

    Togetherness doesn’t have to talked about, once we love and trust the other we accept we might think differently to them but that is OK.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. I love the image of β€˜a darker sunrise’ and the contrasting β€˜beams of light and softer sighs’. your poem ending on a question suggests there will be more.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. Differences are essential, I’m sure. Learning to live with them is the tricky bit. But once learned, bliss. Great words, by the way.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. “…sometimes there are no words left, / only beams of light / and softer sighs…”
    Truer words never spoken.

    “is this something you can live without?”
    Oh, PLEEEZE don’t make me answer this question.

    Great write, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. Chrissa says:

    That challenge in those last lines. Oh, wow.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. Bev Crawford says:

    I will always look for the beams of light in the dark sunrises. It’s my terminal optimism, I guess!

    1. Sanaa says:

      You and me both πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Beverly πŸ’„β€οΈ

  10. gillena says:

    “paragon of eros” the lover is truly in deep, considering the beloved to be such

    Happy Sunday Sanaa

    Much πŸ’–love

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. ayala says:

    I love the image of the darker sunrise. Intriguing and lovely.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. Good question. I love the way his lips shape my name.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. marja says:

    I love “sometimes there are no words left, only beams of light
    and softer sighs” is this something you can live without?
    It feels so much like a deep cogitation Only able to being answered by the person in question

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Marja πŸ˜€ you decoded the poem beautifully! I am so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  14. Wendy Bourke says:

    Beautifully rendered lines … cascading from an awesome and eloquent title … to the powerful echo left by the question you close on.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. ooh this was smooth and sensual. great write.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Humblekind Poet πŸ™‚ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  16. Rall says:

    No….this fish has been hooked line and sinker:)

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  17. This is beautiful from first word to its ending.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. “sometimes there are no words left,
    only beams of light
    and softer sighs; ” – sometimes that is all that is needed in that small moment where no words can complete one’s thoughts.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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