In hue of sombre afternoon

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At intervals he sighs, raises brow in anticipation;
a habitual gesture,
a foible, a trait disagreeable
for most
but captivating
to the Poet in meβ€”
deep-set, his eyes speak in sonnets
while outside
bulrushes become bare,
tell me,
is this in any way, fair?

 

 

 

 

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Posted for Quadrille #140: Let’s go to the Fair @dVerse Poets Pub

Comments

  1. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    I love the way you describe eyes speaking in sonnets…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. Linda Lee Lyberg says:

    I agree with Bjorn- that line is stunning!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt) 🌹

  3. Gillena Cox says:

    Anticipation and progression. Its all fair. All fair. ☺

    Happy Monday Sanaa

    MuchπŸ’›love

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      Happy Monday!

      Much love back ..

  4. Reena Saxena says:

    Eyes speaking in sonnets – Captivating line!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. So romantic!! A look can say so much and I feel it in every verse here! 😍

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. You touch gently on one of the great conundrums, imagination and romantic fantasy shrivel and pale within the harshness of the real world.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. Dora says:

    What poetry, sonnets no less, that he writes on persona’s heart just by sighing and gazing is definitely UN-fair, except, of course to the persona Poet who hears and hears and hears! Beautifully written, Sanaa, as always.
    pax,
    dora

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. is it fair that the bulrushes become bare? you mean, instead of you? πŸ˜‰

    <3
    David

    1. Sanaa says:

      What??!! No! Hahaha! Thank you so much, David πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  9. No comparison for sure! I love how you describe your lover Sanaa! Such great images throughout!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. Yes to the sonnet eyes. Well done SR

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. calmkate says:

    a delightful romantic dalliance so poetically described … lovely!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. Bev says:

    Oh, I think I too met that guy with the eyes that speak sonnets! It didn’t end well…….

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. Eric Erb says:

    the magic of poetry is unfair indeed, and i welcome that every time! Oh to drown in words that speak to our soul!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. Ain Starlingsson says:

    Sell that was a lovely poem to read with a lot of charm…subtle!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. kittysverses says:

    “his eyes speak in sonnets” enjoyed this line. Beautiful as always, Sanaa. πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  16. Sarah Connor says:

    Oh, there’s something so seductive about this poem. I love the way you write about female desire.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  17. kaykuala says:

    Obviously he is endowed with good looks attractive to the ladies. Exquisitely done, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. Punam says:

    Not fair at all! Eyes speaking in sonnets..uff! Sanaa, this is absolutely gorgeous. πŸ’žπŸ’ž

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. rog leach says:

    eyes speaking in sonnets what a line just brill

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  20. rob kistner says:

    Never I’d say Sanaa! Nice write… πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  21. “his eyes speak in sonnets” Oh my goodness. That is gorgeous, Sanaa!
    I love this romantic poem. ❀️

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  22. Veera says:

    “deep-set, his eyes speak in sonnets”
    I loved this line,it resonates so wonderfully and blends with the poem. Great read! <3

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  23. Ron Rowland says:

    Another positive vote for “eyes speak in sonnets”
    Marvelous.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  24. I’ll just echo everyone else and say the “eyes speak in sonnets” is an incredible turn of phrase!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  25. Beautiful! I totally understand how aspects can be “captivating to the Poet in me.” Love that capitalization, by the way.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  26. ayieko sami says:

    it is not in any way fair, just saying

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ayieko πŸ™‚ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  27. D. Avery says:

    I might agree with the sonnet speaking eyes, but I am a sucker for talking bulrushes that ask provocative questions of poets.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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