Evening Primrose

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It blooms in spite of shadow,
lure of dismal, dreary and dark, 
where grey clouds
caress
with soft, ethereal light
as I meandered and curled
through
a long and winding path. 

It seemed almost natural
and all the while I kept my eyes on pale
and nodding grass,
the sweet conviction tasted as honey 
and milk,
as strength of majestic mountains, rivers
and wind
offered themselves to me. 

I carried a primrose
and fled
upon the arrival of mulberry dusk,
in my palm
I held what I thought to be essence of life
in the universe.

 

Photo credits: Pinterest 

A childhood memory in Muzaffarabad, Kashmir ❤️

Posted for Weekend Mini-Challenge @ Real Toads

 

And Posted on the poetry pantry @ Poets United

Comments

  1. Such a sweet memory. Holding a golden primrose in your hand – “I thought to be essence of life
    in the universe.” so true when we were children and even now.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. So true what your poem says about the conviction of a child. While the world remains pure to our minds, belief can taste unquestionably sweet.

    This is so a cute picture of you. And that smile!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  3. Margaret says:

    “I carried a primrose”… so beatiful.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    What a wonderful thing to have that memory with you, and what a wonderful picture from the past

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. Rommy says:

    The world is alive with magic to the young (and the young at heart 😉)

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😉 thanks for stopping by, Rommy ❤️

  6. Look how cute you were, a primrose yourself. Childhood in Kashmir must have been enchanted. So beautiful there.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry 😍 so good to see you ❤️

  7. Old Egg says:

    How beautifully you reaclled your childhhood Sanaa and what a cute little girl you were then with gorgeous smile. What a beautiful poem this is.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. rob kistner says:

    That was endearing Sanaa. Such magic through the eyes of a child, wondering about the world…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. A beautiful splash of colour on a grey winter morning, Sanaa, and I love the photo of you as a little child! I also love the lines:
    ‘the sweet conviction tasted as honey
    and milk’
    and
    ‘I held what I thought to be essence of life
    in the universe’.
    You’ve captured childhood in a flower.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Kim 😍 so glad you enjoyed it! ❤️

  10. Kerry says:

    If only we could retain our childhood wonder at the beauties of nature.. look at every primrose with the eyes of a child.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. I enjoyed this very much, gracias

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. Chrissa says:

    Love the scene you’ve given in this poem and the way you carried it in the flower and in the words. 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. Marian says:

    Awwwww *slayed* <3

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  14. Scott hastie says:

    And so you did Sanaa… Lovely thoughts as ever… Hope the interview went well and you have a great Christmas x

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      You too, Merry Christmas 🎁🎄

  15. You are a floating petal traveling the universe.

    1. Sanaa says:

      That’s so sweet 😀 thanks for stopping by, Colleen ❤️

  16. Vicki J ROGERS says:

    A wonderful memory and poem about it.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  17. gillena says:

    Thanks for sharing cutie pie Sanaa.
    Lovely poem
    Happy you dropped by my sumie Sunday today
    Much💖love

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      Much🌻🌸love

  18. Yun Yi says:

    A multi layered poem. Inspiring and thoughts provoking.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Yun Yi 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  19. Mary says:

    J enjoyed contemplating the idea of the ‘essence of the universe.’

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  20. Susan says:

    When the bloom says “come here and pick me” to a child and it brightens the gloom and changes the gray, it surely is wise for a child to see it as the meaning of the universe. It’s a gift, a happiness, a sacrifice–all done with tenderness. I love that you may be carrying this moment in your heart, that your poem gives it to us.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awwww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Susan 😍 so glad you liked it! ❤️

  21. Sweet! I like ‘mulberry dusk’.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  22. Wendy Bourke says:

    A lovely memory … beautifully rendered … and put to paper, now, for all time.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  23. dsnake1 says:

    how sweet and wonderful is this memory.
    maybe a child sees differently from adults, that the flower in her hand is indeed the essence of life in the universe.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lee San 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  24. Rallentanda says:

    Lovely pic of little Saana and words to match. See you next year. Hope you got that teaching job.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  25. Sara McNulty says:

    Beautiful childhood memory to turn anyone’s day brighter.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  26. Thotpurge says:

    Beautiful closing verse!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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