His lips are petal, are thirst

Spread the love

Only time will tell,
residue of longing, luscious, on the edge of lower lip
is truth,
is fallaciousness,
chained in curiosity or is merely an illusionβ€”
your lambent green eyes
generate
a slight intake of breath
and before I could realize, I lost track of time.
Come, strip the night of indecision,
sometimes we just let it slip awayβ€”
this love of mine is as old as the hills, cutting deep
into poetry that sings,
I suppose it makes sense
considering
I see your name and say it softly out loud;
silvered, like the moon
even the smallest traces of you make me radiate,
make me glow,
you say

I leave lipstick notes without a care in the worldβ€”
only time will tell.

 

 

Photo credits: Jarek Puczel Painting, Pinterest

A potpourri of words from Skylover Wordlist:Β  Lambent,
illusion, chained, curiosity, strip, silver. πŸ’

Posted for Weekly Scribblings @ Poets and Storytellers United

Comments

  1. Vandana Sharma says:

    Oh wow! As I always say you write one of the best romantic poems and this is no exception. The yearning, the loss of time track, thirst for the lips….gosh all so beautiful…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vandana πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  2. I’m echoing Vandana’s “Oh wow!” Especially when I got to this line: “this love of mine is as old as the hills”. Somehow, your poems makes the old phrase fresh and relatable. There is nothing tired or clichΓ© about love that makes us feel like it has been in our heart since the world was made.

    Great take on the prompt, Sanaa. I love it!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Magaly πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt) 🌹

  3. Yes,it’s gorgeous – and vey well done, to make several clichΓ©s seem fresh.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  4. Romantic and beautiful, you’ve done it again, Sanaa! I especially enjoyed:
    β€˜your lambent green eyes
    generate
    a slight intake of breath
    and before I could realize, I lost track of time’
    and
    β€˜this love of mine is as old as the hills’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  5. Thotpurge says:

    I love the close, Sanaa… lipstick notes make for a very vivid image.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rajani πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  6. I, too, greatly admire the lipsticky notes, and the way you open & close with the same line. Well done, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ron πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  7. Helen Dehner says:

    Only time will tell … brings back warm, wonderful memories of my grandmother ~~ cannot estimate how often she said it. Your poem is beautiful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Helen πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  8. Bev says:

    “Strip the night of indecision” … is that a new clichΓ© or an old one that’s new to me? Whichever, I like it! You DO do romance well, my friend!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  9. Lori says:

    Oh… “strip the night of indecision” as if there isn’t any choice in the matter at all. Only time will tell one way or the other. So delightful in its seduction as it slips away, as time is wont to do.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lori πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  10. Yours is seductive, and romantic too. You certainly put those cliches into good use. πŸ˜€ <3

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Khaya πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  11. Rommy says:

    Being in love plays with our notions of time. All we know is any time spent with our beloved is time spent in heaven.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rommy πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  12. gillena says:

    Luv the whisper that is “silvered, like the moon”

    Happy Wednesday Sanaa

    MuchπŸ’love

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

      Much love ….

  13. Sigh, you write romance like no one else. “this love of mine is as old as the hills, cutting deep into poetry that sings” Just one line of the many I love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awwww gosh!πŸ’„β€οΈ Thank you so much, Susie πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it! πŸ’„β€οΈ

  14. Old Egg says:

    In so many of your poems Sanaa, you write so well of love and emotions. I always feel that yearning in your expressive words and the sadness they portray.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin πŸ™‚ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  15. “lipstick notes”… beautiful as is the painting!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Margaret πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  16. This encompasses so much:
    “Come, strip the night of indecision,
    sometimes we just let it slip awayβ€”
    this love of mine is as old as the hills, cutting deep
    into poetry that sings,”

    The longing and invitation asking to remove the indecision that exists between two, while the comfort and reassurance of love that exists.
    Yes, “time will tell” but is there enough time? Another well-versed soft veil of passion, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Joel πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  17. “even the smallest traces of you make me radiate,
    make me glow”

    I love this; wonderful!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jenna πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

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