In city of grey mists and unfulfilled desires

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This silence of yours
is like pieces of a puzzle
forming an endless,
infinite, exquisite possibility
should I care to construe
the fire that fills this chest.
I am glued to insensate brow,
to unshaven stubble
of your chin
deliberating my tongue
and pen.

 

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Posted for Quadrille #61 @ dVerse Pub

And on Tuesday platform @ Real Toads

Comments

  1. Oh, I can hear the sound of this silence growing and about ready to explode. Great images.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. V.J. says:

    Intriguing.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, V.J πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  3. Frank says:

    Good perspective to see silence as a puzzle.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. A romantic puzzle which gives me a picture of jigsaw pieces floating in space! But I’m concerned that this strong, silent man with an insensate brow and unshaven chin is not communicating with words.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. Cressida says:

    I would like to know the story that inspired this one. Love the quote of impossible love…the fish falling in love with a bird. Sensual and puzzling poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. HA says:

    Ooh, the tone here is expressive in its own right, the words aid in conveying its action.
    There’s a mystery here, all the more delightful in its compactness. Well-penned.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. Sameera Chaudhary says:

    Goodness, Sanaa! Such a lot of passion in this tight little piece! Sometimes it’s difficult to figure out what’s going on inside a guy’s head.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Sameera ❀️

  8. lillian says:

    oooooh…you do write the most romantic poems! LOVE the idea of silence as exquisite possibility….and that pen at the end…….ah….:)

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. Romana says:

    Such precision describing the kind of silence that cloaks emotionally unavailable men (and women, just to be fair) in mystery… What’s left is poetry. We’re capable of so much love (I’m thinking of that ‘fire that fills the chest’)–if only there were someone on the receiving end who wouldn’t be burned alive by trying to reciprocate. πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Ooh my god where were you before? ❀️ You are the only person who understood what I was trying to voice. You echo my thoughts to the fullest! I’ll no longer wonder if I m the only one who feels this way about certain such men in our world. Thank you so much for your sweet and thoughtful comment! ❀️

      1. Romana says:

        Oh Sanaa, there are so many people out there feeling the disconnect in a relationship, feeling unheard or unloved or dismissed or misunderstood. That’s why poems must keep coming into the worldβ€”they fill the void and bring us closer. Thank you for writing yours!

        1. Sanaa says:

          ❀️❀️❀️

  10. The silence, the stubble, seem fascinating to the narrator. There is a story here. Smiles.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. Thotpurge says:

    Oh yes.. that unfulfilled desire courses through the poem!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. I wonder, wonder, wonder… what images her deliberation will shape out of the chaos of his silence.

    1. Sanaa says:

      I wonder too!❀️ Thanks for stopping by, Magaly ❀️

  13. Curiosity hangs around me….loved the closing line…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. You write romance so well Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    I think that you know what a silence can mean… or at least a silence can be filled with possibilities…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Bjorn ❀️

  16. I like the suspense you keep right til the end – Puzzled by what tongue would say!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  17. Exquisite, Sanaa! simultaneously seductive and suspenseful!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. Pat says:

    puzzling over possibilities and potential! indeed!

    well well well … a heart beats a bit faster, does it? *smiling*

    I really like the opening lines, the first 4 in particular are truly captivating … and then we continue along this tight light journey into the world of wonder and possibility – truly a puzzling question to answer – yes/no – dare or not.

    great little 44 Sanaa πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. kanzensakura says:

    The silence in this speaks much – imagination, longing, wondering what will be if the man with the stubble truly becomes interested in you.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  20. kaykuala says:

    unshaven stubble
    of your chin
    deliberating my tongue
    and pen.

    Being together would encourage conversations of sweet nothings as fodder for the poet in us! Agreed Sanaa!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Hank ❀️

  21. herotomost says:

    Ohhh my!!!! this was fantastic. Those last two lines were a little bit of magic. And the imagery was stunning. Great writing!!!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  22. Chris Evans says:

    Some relationships are equivalent to glass. It’s better to leave them broken than to end up injuring ourselves.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ˜€ thanks for stopping by, Chris ❀️

  23. Daniella Moyles says:

    Hot Damn! I love ‘Silence as endless, infinite, exquisite possibility.’

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  24. Puzzels are always fun, on cold days, by the fire, let’s get out a puzzel and work on it for hours.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ˜€ thanks for stopping by, Annell ❀️

  25. Kerry says:

    An excellent trope, Sanaa. It certainly caught my attention.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  26. Mish says:

    Silence can be deadly. Beautifully written, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  27. Marian says:

    Sexy! I mean, using the word insensate. πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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