If breath is first

I am sometimes loud, as percussion,
as the wind
chattering so as to stir the snow,
to wake the birds nearby,

sometimes quiet,
so much so that I can’t even hear my own thoughts,
it’s complicated,
but then if you think about it,
humans as a species, are meant to be—a rawness,
honesty bold, as we unravel life
and its mysteries.

If breath is first, then let me taste to the fullest extent,
offer a kiss,
and return allegiance within the next breath,
so much of him matches my own,
I am of the opinion that lips are mere excuse,
we were never miles apart to begin with,
as buds blossoming against all odds,
as sweet promise carried in by the rain.

I place my faith in poetry deep,
for it has led me to believe that anything is possible
as long as you have a soul to wield—
if breath is first, then allow me to succumb to its needs,
a hurricane designed to meld together wild sky
and purer ground,
if breath is first, then toss me into the midst of it all,
cover my hands and shoulders
and write his name across my being,
it’s impossible to discern that the world doesn’t feel,
doesn’t see, or hear something of this accord
atleast once in their lifetime—
I could write about it time and time again.
I am sometimes loud, sometimes quiet,
and sometimes unable to describe this feeling;
if breath is first.

 

 

 

Photo credits: Glass of rose wine placed near sweet macaron, Pexels.

Posted for Open Link Night #309 @dVerse Poets Pub

53 thoughts on “If breath is first

  1. Candy says:

    I am so in love with that repetitive line – “if breath is first”

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. Punam says:

    If breath is first then you breathe passion into it, Sanaa! Love, love, love this! ❤️

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. Ain Starlingsson says:

    Ha! Your verse is addictive, magnetic really, one gets a need for it, a weekly dose, like coffee, and when one does not get it withdrawal symptoms begin, until like caffeine, it is in your veins again. This poem was lovely to read, but also to analyse, to ponder the meaning, and message…given with grandiose lines, as well as the peaceful, quiet nes.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. Ken Gierke says:

    “I place my faith in poetry deep” — and we are rewarded with your words.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. rog leach says:

    i place my faith in your poetry deeop for sure.

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  6. as long as you have a soul to wield—

    I am sometimes loud, sometimes quiet,
    and sometimes unable to describe this feeling;
    if breath is first.

    Sanaa – this is amazing. I feel myself in your words.

    <3
    David

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. Life is poetry and us poets breathe it upon paper!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Absolutely! 😀 Thanks for stopping by to read, Dana! 💄❤️

  8. Linda Lee Lyberg says:

    You have captured the essence of love, and all its sweet mysteries. So lovely!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. Brendan says:

    It’s obvious that you are finding your center and building a chapel of verse there. Breath is prayer so it ushers; truth is “a rawness, / honesty bold” and the crafting of poems is the hymn of accord – between lovers, between writer and reader and soul and world. So many mysteries to discover there; a fine career awaits.

    1. Sanaa says:

      That is such high praise! Thank you so much, Brendan 🙂 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  10. Gillena Cox says:

    “I place my faith in poetry deep,
    for it has led me to believe that anything is possible…”

    Magnificent!!!

    Much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      Much love back..

  11. Gayle Walters Rose says:

    What a great title and repeating line in your writing, rich with the fullness of life and love. Gorgeous writing as always, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. lynn__ says:

    Sanaa, your poetry often breathes love and sometimes leaves us breathless 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww gosh! Thank you so much, Lynn 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  13. Jim Feeney says:

    Your poetry is always uplifting, Sanaa, this is one of your best! JIM

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. Benita Kape says:

    This is one of many lines that stood out. Beautiful.

    “if breath is first, then toss me into the midst of it all,”

    1. Sanaa says:

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

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  15. Love this line, “anything is possible as long as you have a soul to wield”… I always feel your soul in your words, and it’s pure magic ✨

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, my dearest Tricia 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  16. Sanaa, your poetry is living and breathing through your words. Yes, breath is first. Always remember to take a deep on before committing to anything! Lovely work as always!
    dwight

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  17. So lovely. The line ‘if breath is first’ is very thought provoking!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. kaykuala says:

    I place my faith in poetry deep,
    for it has led me to believe that anything is possible

    Faith in the strength of poetry and how it helps overcome communication helps the beauty of expression. You have extended lots of it Sanaa!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

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

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  19. Lovely. Breath is first and when we love one, we’d like to enter them like a breath. Be that essential.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  20. very well written. i like that opening stanza… humans are meant to be raw, i agree, i like people when they are a little less “overcooked” lets jut say. enjoyed this very much

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  21. Sunra Rainz says:

    I love this poem, Sanaa! So evocative. My favourite lines:

    “humans as a species, are meant to be—a rawness”
    “as long as you have a soul to wield—”
    “if breath is first, then toss me into the midst of it all”

    <3

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  22. Veera says:

    “A hurricane designed to meld together wild sky”

    Wonderful line! 🙂

  23. Vocal Chords Stringing Piano Notes
    Percussion of HeART Beats Deep
    Hammering

    Away at Strings

    Words Developing
    Breath Deeper in Colors
    oF FLoWeRS BLooming

    Petals Fall THorns
    Rise FLoWeRS

    Come Again

    As Roses Rise

    More Beautiful Than Ever Before
    What is Love Yet a Flower We
    BLooM And Color Within New

    How Does Love

    Stay All The

    Way Make Love

    into A Poem And

    Assign it Always
    to the One You Love Free…

    Or Precipice of Heaven And
    Hell of Unrequited Love to
    Always Spring More Muse Of Poetry

    Free True A Secret of Most All Greatest
    Poems Always Muse of Love Unrequited

    Precipice
    of Wilting
    RiSinG Roses Indeed
    WHeRE THoRNS Are FLoWeRS
    Old Poetry FRiEnD Sanna From Years ago..:)

  24. Bill says:

    A lovely enjoyable poem. Well done.

  25. Gotta love a poet who says “I am unable to describe this feeling” after sensitively and beautifully describing it.

  26. Paul Cannon says:

    I like the way you use “If” setting a doubt, a question, but yet offering experience that really draws. If breath is first made me think.

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