How it feels nearing the end of the world

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Sweet
this all consuming apocalypse
which sought to devour around hour
of early black,
what worth is wisdom
if we cannot learn to let go of things?
This desire of yours
is both lock and key
as petals of crocus
which fold in gold lidded sleep,
I feel no guilt
in admitting to strange addiction.

 

Photo credits:Β  Lines Meeting, Pierre Dubreuil

Posted on ‘Camera Flash’ @ Real ToadsΒ 

And on ‘Poetry Pantry’ @ Poets United

Comments

  1. I love the way your poem starts with ‘Sweet’ and ends with ‘addiction’, Sanaa, and the lines:
    ‘This desire of yours
    is both lock and key’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  2. Margaret says:

    Oh that wisdom line! And desire being both lock and key.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Margaret πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  3. Kerry says:

    This is just brilliant, Sanaa. One of your best. each sentence is so well-constructed. A gem of wisdom in 55 words.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  4. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    The double edged sword of passion… the shackles we tie to ourselves.. to be burdened with sweetness … a very good poem

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  5. Toni Spencer says:

    Love as a sweet addiction. Most apt!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Toni πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  6. I love the lotus petals folding in gold lidded sleep. How lovely.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  7. Old Egg says:

    What a lot we can read into this poem Sanaa to color the words with our imagination…especially admitting to “strange addiction”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  8. HA says:

    Ooh, quite a delectable phrasing in this one β€” the sweet addiction makes it worthwhile β€” no admittance of guilt made me smile. I really enjoyed the spirit here. As I mentioned on insta too, I loved this phrasing in particular: “as petals of crocus/which fold in gold lidded sleep”.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! ❀️ Thank you so much, Anmol πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it! ❀️

  9. Mary says:

    So true that we cannot learn to let go of things. A desire being both lock and key is an intriguing concept and one to ponder!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mary πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  10. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    I would like to learn the wisdom of letting go of things. Instead, I accumulate more and more. Woe is me!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, MMT πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  11. Mama Zen says:

    I really like this one, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mama Zen πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  12. Chrissa says:

    Love the balance in this and the way it almost dances me through the lines. πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Chrissa πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  13. I love the reference to the crocus. Lovely.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  14. gillena Cox says:

    “This desire of yours
    is both lock and key ”

    my favourite image of your poem Sanaa. Its strikes a chord of choice , passion and excesses

    Thanks for dropping by my sumie Sunday today

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

      much love…

  15. ayala says:

    Wise and reflective. Lovely!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ayala πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  16. Rommy says:

    Addictions can swallow a soul whole, even if that addiction is to love.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Rommy ❀️

  17. Truedessa says:

    Addictions even love, can be dangerous, especially if the other doesn’t feel quite the same. The lock and key may take on a new meaning. Who really holds the key I wonder?

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Truedessa ❀️

  18. Wendy Bourke says:

    There is so much to this stunning little piece, that hangs – intriguingly – from the opening word/line.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Wendy πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  19. Wow, utterly gorgeous, and also wise. Enjoy your addiction!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Colleen πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  20. grapeling says:

    one of your darker pieces, Sanaa, which I can only venture is the product of these trying times ~

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Michael πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  21. Thotpurge says:

    what worth is wisdom
    if we cannot learn to let go of things?… well said Sanaa..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rajani πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  22. Sanaa- this is absolutely beautiful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Linda πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  23. Teresa says:

    This is beautiful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Teresa πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  24. Sara McNulty says:

    Sweet addiction! This is so well done, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  25. dsnake1 says:

    what dangerous addiction, Sanaa. who is holding the key though?
    stunning little poem, elegantly constructed. and i really loved the title. πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lee San πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

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