Flirtation

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You’re fire 
and sometimes ice
Oh, touch engraved
on unassuming skin. 

Desire burns
and it’s hard
to distinguish lone
sensation.

Your words pierce
as ice,
while gaze warms
as fire.

And,
yet towards want 
does my heart aspire.

 

Photo credits: Pinterest

Our frame of reference is Fire & Ice from the title of Robert Frost’s poem.

Posted on ‘Sunday Mini-Challenge’ @ Real Toads

& Posted on the “Poetry Pantry” @ Poets United

Comments

  1. A says:

    funny (but not in a ha ha way) how we can get burned by either fire or ice.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Angie ❤️

  2. Yes, love is all of that – fire and ice, all mixed together. A turbulent ride. Hold on tight. Smiles.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. Kerry says:

    This is really lovely, Sanaa. You merge the fire and ice so well.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  4. Brendan says:

    The poems fits perfectly under the title. I wasn’t sure where it was going until I read back over and saw it.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. Lora says:

    You mirrored his style well. I especially like the opening two lines and the contrast presented in the third stanza.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lora 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  6. gillena says:

    Yes all of this is the romance of the heart fire and ice.

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      much love…

  7. Bjorn says:

    The way ice can burn is in a way so much deeper than the fire… but worst is that lack of burn.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Bjorn ❤️

  8. kanzensakura says:

    It is interesting how fire can burn and ice can burn and both can leave blisters….good write Sanaa

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Toni 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  9. kaykuala says:

    And,
    yet towards want
    does my heart aspire.

    A young heart will do well to aspire to matters of love and affections! Nice catch Sanaa!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Hank ❤️

  10. Oh Sanaa, better fire and ice than damp and fog! A metaphoric poem full of passion, especially:
    ‘Your words pierce
    as ice,
    while gaze warms
    as fire’.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. Beautifully said, with just enough rhyming to underline the message.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. Old Egg says:

    That is the excitement of romance that hopefully makes you braver and more determined in your efforts.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Robin ❤️

  13. Thotpurge says:

    Nicely done Sanaa…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. Sumana Roy says:

    Love is all that….well put 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. Rommy says:

    I’m happy to have a relationship that as Goldilocks would say, isn’t too hot or too cold but just right.

    1. Sanaa says:

      🙂

  16. Mary says:

    Yes, fire and ice. Love is made up of both. Very evocative poem, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  17. scott hastie says:

    Yes dear Sanaa – the irresistibility of desire works right across the spectrum – once snared, delight dances whatever, savouring the prospect of delicious surrender… Again love the vitality in your work…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. The heart will want what it wants, even if the wanting leaves it on fire… or made ice.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Magaly ❤️

  19. gillena says:

    Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas.

    From Dec 25 2017 to Jan 6th 2018. Lunch Break will be hosting its TENTH YEAR of The Twelve Days of Christmas with a Linky
    Of Course you are invited

    (✿◠‿◠)

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you for letting me know, Gillena 🙂

      much love…

  20. ZQ says:

    Yup! Let the desire in : )
    great picture.
    ZQ

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  21. yea…well put…lovely!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sreeja 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  22. Sue Anderson says:

    You really got the job done. I like it!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  23. Myrna says:

    I like the underlying lust in this.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Myrna 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  24. Julian says:

    How the opposites pull at loves heart, fire and ice. Most enjoyable to read

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Julian 🙂 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  25. Love the way your poem danced between fire and ice; love and desire.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, MNL 🙂 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  26. Sara says:

    So filled with passion. Loved your ending! You found a perfect match for your poem with that painting.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara 😊 so glad you liked it ❤

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