In Conversation with Softening Dusk

The sorbet-souffle clay of dusk entails 
a full realization, 
as ethereal as it is, like scent of rose 
or musk— I am convinced, the universe 
is out to tell me things, 
silhouetted against the sun, my heart
reaches a conclusion. 

Aren’t they too a witness of beauty, 
haven’t they stirred countless  
times in bosom, gypsy wildflowers 
of pastel blush and white; 
drawing examples of freedom and wild 
abandon— something,  
one learns only after tasting the edge. 

Looking up at the sky, I now understand 
why people fall so deeply; 
why spring’s bouquet holds no allure 
without a little ache, 
orange-gold hues melting in water  
as the world catches on;  
love means never having to say you are sorry. 

 

 

 

 

Photo credits: Pinterest

“Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” [from: Love Story (1970)]

For Napowrimo Day 14 🍹💕

I am hosting MTB tonight at dVerse and invite everyone to try a new form
known as Line Messaging. Come join us!

Posted for MTB – Line Messaging @dVerse Poets Pub

20 thoughts on “In Conversation with Softening Dusk

  1. lillian says:

    As always, sigh….you do write so romantically. And I love the illustration you’ve chosen to pair with your beautiful words.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. Björn says:

    So very lovely, that end is really excellent… no never say sorry.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. What a sublime title for a deliciously romantic poem, Sanaa! The opening line sets the tone and I love the use of the senses, especially in ‘scent of rose or musk’; ‘gypsy wildflowers of pastel blush and white’; and ‘spring’s bouquet holds no allure without a little ache’. I like the way you have incorporated the line from the film ‘Love Story’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, my dearest Kim 😍 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  4. So evocative and heartfelt! Love is as wild as gypsy wildflowers and makes no apologies! 💯🙌

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. Well, you nailed this so beautifully. You are always a very tough act to follow Sanaa. ❤️☺️

    1. Sanaa says:

      That is so kind of you to say, Christine 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  6. Suzanne says:

    What a lovely poem and such a beautiful illustration too.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Suzanne 😀 so glad the poem and its imagery appealed to you 💄❤️

  7. M Jay Dixit says:

    A masterpiece! Really loved the imagery in first stanza and the message you give is so true and meaningful.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. Kerfe says:

    The ethereal beauty of love mirrored in flowers reflecting the sky…a perfect match.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. Trying to picture the color of sorbet-souffle clay is delicious!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. Aboli Mane says:

    Your words always stir a longing within me ☺️ In a good way! Love the message and the imagery ❤️

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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