In the garden of my mind

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With a fist full of hair;
I drink in the silent storm enveloping meβ€”
so subtle is hint intertwined in words,
his self-announcing fragrance,
a blend of sandalwood and cedar, lingers
like decadent seed
sowed in the garden of my mindβ€”
I am undone.




Photo credits: Aaron Westerberg Painting, Pinterest

Poem inspired by Mickey Finn’s “Garden of my Mind.” 🌹

Posted for Quadrille #109 @ dVerse Poets Pub

44 Replies to “In the garden of my mind”

  1. A wonderful place to take the “garden”…into the mind. There is so much to read between the lines and this one was especially captivating…”so subtle is hint intertwined in words”.

  2. Oh sweet Sanaa, this made me want to fly across the globe to give you a hug. Very powerful take on the prompt by going to the garden of the mind. I’m sending you seeds of virtual sunflowers that always bring a smile.

    1. Thank you so very much, Victoria 😍 so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt) 🌹

  3. Sigh….those last four lines are amazing. Oh yes….the scent of another, one that grows connected with that other, can appease or frustrate, or anger, or be sultry. I think, since you are a romantic, those last three words signal the writer is smitten with love.

  4. Wow, this piece evokes a sort of grief (grief for the moment and the feelings that occur from this muse) and romanticism, especially as evinced in those last few lines. There’s a certain tumult that is brewed beautifully in what you express. I look at this more as love than loss–though, the narrator is finding themselves quite lost in the moment, and they are undone physically and emotionally. That is very profound. What an excellent take on the prompt!

  5. like decadent seed
    sowed in the garden of my mindβ€” I am undone.

    fabulous – what will that seed grow into? Something deep rooted and passionate, I think.

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