From the Inns of Aurora

I do not consume wine nor sing
of saccharine promises that coat the tongue,
candy apple inebriation
that pokes its head
from every nook and cranny,
but I do write of it,
make notes and compare its taste
to that of a lover’s lips,
they are pretty similar when you come to
think of it.

I do not yearn for wine nor gaze
upon clouds in hopes of learning different nuances,
there is so much more than meets the eye.
Made with black grapes,
rose evokes a quiet desire that tosses
and turns with the tide,
then we have sauvignon blanc,
which wrings open the ribcage as fable and makes
everything seem lighter,
but personally, I love champagne
and would drink a glass or two, for it speaks to me
of Sahara roses, bouquet of certain words and moonlight.
Who can possibly refuse such a thing.

No, I do not know of wine nor claim to be
knowledgeable, but humor me this,
wouldn’t it be nice to create a definition of our own?
Riesling, fruity and floral,
seeking to preserve feeling between the pages,
being led by strange wishes,
and then comes chardonnay,
the most popular white wine in the world,
its lyrics are etched permanently inside one’s head.

I am devastated, but that’s not for you to see,
come find me in the echo of merlot,
soft with notes of black fruits, chocolate
and a touch of spice,
somewhat like a Petrarchan sonnet,
tempestuous waves and the edge of night,
and I will cherish you as paper does ink.
Mojitos while hanging with mates,
gin when you are lonesome;
I do not consume wine nor sing
of saccharine promises that coat the tongue.

 

 

 

 

Photo credits: Nightfall by Loui Jover, Pinterest 

Punam is our lovely hostess at dVerse where she invites us to write a poem
inspired by wine.
Come join us! ❤

Posted for Poetics: Cheers! @dVerse Poets Pub

 

Comments

  1. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Love all the different metaphors you could do with all the different grapes.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 😀 so glad the poem and its imagery appealed to you 💄❤️

  2. Nicely done, Sanaa! I don’t drink either, maybe once or twice a year, and I definitely do not ‘sing of saccharine promises that coat the tongue’ and I avoid ‘candy apple inebriation’. But I enjoy your poems that make reference to it and ‘compare its taste to that of a lover’s lips’. My favourite lines:
    ‘come find me in the echo of merlot,
    soft with notes of black fruits, chocolate
    and a touch of spice,
    somewhat like a Petrarchan sonnet,
    tempestuous waves and the edge of night’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, my dearest Kim 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  3. a beautiful rendition Sanaa – sober but not sobering
    “and I will cherish you as paper does ink—
    I do not consume wine nor sing
    of saccharine promises that coat the tongue.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Laura 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  4. paeansunplugged says:

    What a beautiful ode to wine by a non drinker! Sanaa, only you could have brought out all the underlying notes and etch them so evocatively. Thanks so much for writing this beautiful verse. 💖💖

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt) 🌹

  5. Lillian says:

    Absolutely delicious! I am especially smitten with these words:
    “but I do write of it,
    make notes and compare its taste
    to that of a lover’s lips,
    they are pretty similar when you come to
    think of it.”
    Great write, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, my dearest Lillian 🥰 so glad you enjoyed it! 💄❤️

  6. Linda Lyberg says:

    Fantastic poem Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Linda 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  7. AJ says:

    Beautiful this is my favourite line ‘I will cherish you as paper does ink’

    1. That was a great line.

      1. Sanaa says:

        Many thanks, Jenna! ❤❤❤

    2. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, AJ 😀 so glad the poem appealed to you 💄❤️

  8. I like your opening and closing repetition. And in between a nod to all my favorites!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Yvonne 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  9. Beautifully written, Sanaa. I love all your images and descriptions that embody that which you do not imbibe.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. Sami says:

    I love this piece

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sami 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

  11. Dora says:

    You make us dizzy as wine with your poetry, Sanaa. But I think that was the point 🙂

  12. Gillena Cox says:

    “come find me in the echo of merlot,”
    Luv tge way you make this a personal value
    Beautiful images throughout Sanaa
    Thanks for dropping by to read mine.

    Much💛love

  13. Beautiful imagery, Sanaa! Lovely wine and drink description and comparisons, but my favorite line was “and I will cherish you as paper does ink.” 💙

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