Desire is like standing at crossroads

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A cold night, a lucid moon borrowing
body heat,
as though it were a cup of sugarβ€”
I look into his eyes and room fills
with fragrance, a hillbilly love song
is playing on jukebox;
how’s it that conversation erupts
without saying a word?

 

 

 

 

Photo credits: “One Last Dance,” by Richard Blunt, Pinterest

Brian is our host at dVerse and the work is ‘Juke.” Come join us! πŸ’

Posted for Quadrille 131-Ten Year Anniversary @dVerse Poets Pub

Comments

  1. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Oh, I doubt that words are needed on a night like that… there is another language spoken here.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. Grace says:

    A passionate dance, whew! No words are needed.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. Ingrid says:

    Some conversations need no words! I love your new look site by the way πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. Brian Miller says:

    So much to be said without every Saying a word. Smiles.
    There is a nice spice in borrowing body heat as well.

    Simmering heat.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Brian πŸ˜€ I enjoyed writing to the prompt! Happy 10th πŸ’„β€οΈ

  5. Simply lovely Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. rog leach says:

    brings back memories of my teenage years when all i needed was good company and a well filled juke box. no words required.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. Oh yes, words are not needed! I’ve been there more than once!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. I’m sure their bodies are saying all the words needed! ❀️

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. How lovely! Sometimes the best conversations have no words.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. Lillian says:

    “a lucid moon borrowing
    body heat,
    as though it were a cup of sugarβ€””
    What an AMAZING phrase!!! LOVE it!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. This one sways and simmers, with lusty sweat rolling off undulating bodies; another winner.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. Claudia says:

    so much can be said without a single word – i love the sugar image – adds to the sweetness of the moment. very nicely captured Sanaa

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. msjadeli says:

    Alcohol and honky tonk music are a potent aphrodisiac cocktail, and the whole place becomes a dance floor. Nicely done, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. Gillena Cox says:

    Wow- ed again. Nice one Sanaa.
    Luv this:
    “borrowing
    body heat,
    as though it were a cup of sugar”

    MuchπŸ’œlove

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      Much love back…

  15. I can almost SEE that conversation without words!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  16. Ah yes Sanaa! That connection needed no words β˜ΊοΈπŸ’•

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  17. No lingo necessitati

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. Mish says:

    Well I like ” hillbilly love song” because if felt unexpected to me. There is such a beautiful mix of romance and wonder in this piece.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. lynn__ says:

    Music and romance can move without speaking and you played the prompt well, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  20. Helen says:

    Great image + amazing poem = spectacular!!!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Helen πŸ˜€ you are kinda amazing ❀️❀️

  21. A great poem Sanaa. Just like the Allison Krause song… “You say it best when you say nothing at all.”
    I love the double meaning of …. a lucid moon borrowing body heat…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  22. Very pretty, Sanaa. I also liked the line about a conversation erupting without saying a word. I liked the “hillbilly lovesong” too. It kind of made me think of rockabilly. Beautiful image you picked for this too.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  23. Eric Erb says:

    Love that cup of sugar. And the erupting

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  24. Exponentially beautiful…

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  25. Beautiful and it just strikes the right chord

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  26. Oh. Wow. I loved that.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  27. Marion Horton says:

    What a perfect romantic quadrille ❀

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  28. K.Hartless says:

    Love the cup of sugar moon, and the country conversational tune. Wonderful quadrille.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  29. Misky says:

    As they say, takes two to tango.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Absolutely! ❀️❀️❀️

  30. a lucid moon borrowing
    body heat,
    as though it were a cup of sugarβ€”

    I hope you gave him some sugar, Sanaa! This is brilliant – I loved it <3

    Yours,
    David

  31. love how concrete your images are. this line made my heart gush: a lucid moon borrowing
    body heat

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