His eyes are ocean incarnate-a tribute

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Holding myself as I bend towards sleep, I allow
course of fire to consume me–
as tangerine, pink pepper,
lily, cedar-wood, rose and musk notes surround me,
his eyes are ocean incarnate
piercing ever so slowly into my heart.
Hopelessly
the night with heightened breath calls out,
perhaps it too is aware of longing–
I cannot flirt with the earth’s rain,
my lips stained and made caustic with what was
and had been.
If you must know I prostrate in reverence twice,
once on the bare floor before God
and another
when I lay my soul in submission to your being,
I adore beauty in all things– in art, in music
and literature

so, it’s no surprise that I adore you.
Gaze not upon me so closely, for fear that heart
might stop beating,
it might bleed out odes unwrittenโ€”
wanting you has become as involuntary as breathing;
like a budding tree fluid
pouring desire in every leaf: how did we come to this?

 

 

Photo credits: The Kiss by Thomas Saliot, Pinterest

A tribute to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and
his unforgettable
songs that touch hearts worldwide โค๏ธ

Posted for Weekly Scribblings @ Poets and Storytellers United

Comments

  1. Vandana Sharma says:

    It speaks from the heart of a sweet lover , longing for the one glimpse of her beloved and what glimpse it would be that would stop her breathing!!
    I so , wish I can write such beautiful love poems too:)!

    I am a fan of your poetry forever……

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh!๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ Thank you so much, Vandana ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it!๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  2. Vandana Sharma says:

    Yes, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Ji, a great legend, so admired and his songs so much loved on this side of the world too. Art knows no borders…..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Most definitely! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. A beautiful tribute

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Anthony ๐Ÿ™‚ so nice to see you ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  4. Old Egg says:

    What I enjoy about your romantic poetry Sanaa is how beautifully descriptive it is , almost as though we too are absorbed into the words in understanding.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you liked it ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  5. Nicely done, Sanaa. Your last line– esp your final 6 words– bring it home nicely!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ron ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  6. A beautiful tribute indeed.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  7. gillena says:

    A tribute to everyone held in the grasp of romantic love, Sanaa

    Muchโคlove

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena ๐Ÿ™‚ so good to see you ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

      Muchโค๏ธlove..

  8. Bev says:

    The stuff dreams are made of โ€ฆ.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Ah yes, his songs are nothing short of magical, so glad you enjoyed it, Beverly ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  9. Beautiful…rich with emotion, intimacy, honesty…Love it

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you liked it ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  10. Jim says:

    It’s young love at its fullest. As the CW artist once sang, “in a fever–hotter than a pepper sprout.”
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jim ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  11. A romantic tribute, the kind that only you can write, Sanaa! I love the amazing language in:
    โ€˜I cannot flirt with the earthโ€™s rain,
    my lips stained and made caustic with what was
    and had beenโ€™
    and
    โ€˜Gaze not upon me so closely, for fear that heart
    might stop beating,
    it might bleed out odes unwrittenโ€™.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธThank you so much, Kim ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it! ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  12. Helen says:

    ~~~ a perfectly composed tribute. I love the image too!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Helen ๐Ÿ˜€ so good to see you ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  13. Absolutely gorgeous Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Linda ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you liked it ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  14. Rommy says:

    Such an all consuming love. Hopefully the beloved returns the sentiment as ardently.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rommy ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt) ๐ŸŒน

  15. An introduction to someone that I was not aware of, Sanaa. I will look him up soon. I can learn something new from you as well as sigh at your work.
    As for your heart – “it might bleed out odes unwritten” – sometimes the heart will bleed the words that the world needs. Well done.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Joel ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  16. Sara McNulty says:

    Your romantic poems always awe me. This is no exception!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara ๐Ÿ˜€ so good to see you ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  17. Kerry says:

    I adore beauty in all thingsโ€“ in art, in music
    and literature
    so, itโ€™s no surprise that I adore you.

    Just perfect!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Yayyyy! ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ Thank you so much, Kerry ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you liked it! ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  18. Achingly beautiful tribute…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, MMT ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

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