February Twilight

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Neither merlot nor pink,
unrelenting
is mirror and its gaze
a simple thing as touch is invisible
it can only be felt
like rays of the sun
or dew drops that glimmer upon a slope of grass.

Moments after the sky is tinted orange
I would sit with the thought of you
smiling
reminisce thunderous heartbeat
and drown
how alive is rhythm and yet nowhere
in sight
just as mist of your breath which hangs in twilight
February is just beginning
yet the prospect of you
has me blushing
in exchange for every promise, kiss and stolen glance
I’d give anything just to be near you
by your side
This innocence of yours has birthed in me
white hot desire.

This heart of mine is somewhat restless
as amaryllis bulbs join with darkened, clouded night
I am betrayed by anatomy
every emotion that comes together to form the art of my soul
it’s hard to imagine one wanting it any other way–
Come paint me,
as I close my eyes
knowing your hands will be softer in my dreams
invisible is barrier,
invisible is doting
I can contain no longer as winter days bathe longing.

 

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Posted for Poetics @ dVerse Poets pub 

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Comments

  1. Jade Li says:

    most welcomed warmth in these cold winter days and nights

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. This is lush and lyrical. I like the intermingling of twilight/color with the passion expressed–and longing.
    These lines stood out for me: “how alive is rhythm and yet nowhere
    in sight
    just as mist of your breath which hangs in twilight”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Merril 😀 so glad you enjoyed it! ❤️

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt) 🌹

  3. You had me at /paint me/. The passion is palpable, and this rocks the prompt.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. Grace says:

    I like the anticipation and awakending desire. This is my favorite part:

    Come paint me,
    as I close my eyes
    knowing your hands will be softer in my dreams

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. Come paint me,
    as I close my eyes
    knowing your hands will be softer in my dreams

    A beautifully crafted poem!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. V.J. says:

    Longing and sorrow exquisitely expressed and at the same time wordless.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, V.J 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  7. rob kistner says:

    Oh my, Sanaa, Your poem here has me swooning and dreaming! This is just beautiful, and so tender and sensitive. Its sensual heart is indeed white hot! I loved this, and the photo was exquisitely and brilliantly paired with your piece! The emotional wave just kept building throughout. Splendid!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. I like the romance of the invisible touch that ‘can only be felt like rays of the sun / or dew drops that glimmer upon a slope of grass’, Sanaa. I get the feeling that, like February, this romance is still beginning.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. Gina says:

    the warmth from your words infuses my soul – juts so beautiful

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. Magyar says:

    “come paint me”
    “as I close my eyes”
    -warm sun-

    Yes, I’m using your words here, your words… well fitting! _m

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Magyar 😀 so good to see you! ❤️

  11. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    I love all the colors you paint your longing in… love how you describe the touch as invisible despite the fact that it left the marks of your blushing.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. lynn says:

    An invisible longing that is lushly verdant….Wow, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. Nora says:

    reminisce thunderous heartbeat
    and drown

    This is intense, Sanaa, and calls to mind some long-distance love affairs I’ve had, where each prospect of communication is a thrill down the spine.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. Sara McNulty says:

    My absolute favorite-

    Come paint me,
    as I close my eyes
    knowing your hands will be softer in my dreams
    invisible is barrier,
    invisible is doting
    I can contain no longer as winter days bathe longing.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. Timoteo says:

    As I was reading, I imagined that I was discovering something from one of the legendary women poets of the past…it has that kind of feel to it, and it is that good. Sanaa, you have blossomed into one of the major talents of our age, and I don’t toss those kind of comments around freely. (I love the photo too!)

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awwww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Timoteo 😀 so glad you liked it! ❤️

  16. Rommy says:

    Nothing like passion to warm a body up on a cold day.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Rommy ❤️

  17. Kerry says:

    I am betrayed by anatomy

    How wonderfully you have expressed these thoughts.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. Thotpurge says:

    a simple thing as touch is invisible.. that’s a beautiful line.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. Carrie V. H. says:

    A longing for spring, and all it provides. This is such a beautiful and evocative poem Sanaa! I love it!!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  20. The longing is palpable in this one, Sanaa……lovely.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  21. Jim says:

    I smiled [ 🙂 ] as I read this, Sanaa. Especially when I found myself, at least when I was young, “This innocence of yours .” I claim it, I was sooo naive. I don’t tell those stories, some ever, some not often.
    May I be the Hibiscus?
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jim 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  22. HA says:

    Both the anatomy of desire and longing is so radiant in this light. I love your vocabulary here which flows with the rhythm of the verse in such a natural manner — the imagery and the recognizable metaphors make it so evocative too. It’s a lovely verse, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awwww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Anmol 😀 so glad you liked it! ❤️

  23. Toni Spencer says:

    I love the colors you paint here: pink, merlot, blush. Like a garden of roses.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  24. M says:

    both innocent and sweltering, Sanaa ~

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  25. Alyssa says:

    “This heart of mine is somewhat restless
    as amaryllis bulbs join with darkened, clouded night”

    This is utterly gorgeous in its choice of imagery and words, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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