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

Comments

  1. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    I love the scents you have incorporated… wonderful to have such a fragrant sense in your garden…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. This poem evokes such a sense of loss.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. Mish says:

    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”.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. Victoria says:

    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. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt) 🌹

  5. Lillian says:

    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.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Haha I most certainly am! Thank you so much, Lillian πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  6. Lillian’s got the handle–tis another love poem, and being smitten is not negative or sad. Scents, like colors in poetry anchor us in beauty and realistic vibes.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Glenn πŸ˜€ always a pleasure to receive feedback from you! πŸ’„β€οΈ

  7. Lucy says:

    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!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. msjadeli says:

    sounds like a very vivid spectral visit, which is better than nothing

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lisa πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  9. S M Connor says:

    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.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. gillena says:

    Totally layered, a passion of regret i n so few words.
    Nice one Sanaa

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. calmkate says:

    very deeply layered, love and angst, scents and …

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. Very nice! A challenge we all face from time to time due to to our confined situation. You shared it well!
    Dwight

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. Ken Gierke says:

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

    Those last lines have the potential to go in so many directions.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. so evocative, lovely poetry πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. Bill says:

    Wow. Such a passionate poem. I loved the use of senses mixing with emotion.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  16. oohoooo. this is a delight to the poet’s senses!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  17. A rich, evocative, extended metaphor, simultaneously poignant and searing! Brava!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. Lovely, the scents and the imagery–all those things buried liked seeds in the poet’s mind.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. Jane Dougherty says:

    The mind’s garden is such a good metaphor and I love that painting!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  20. lynn says:

    Indeed, the heady fragrance of desire can undo us…great poem, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  21. Raivenne says:

    “like decadent seed
    sowed in the garden”

    Oh, how that resonated, Sanaa. Once such roots take hold we are undone indeed. Gorgeous.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  22. grapeling says:

    a sensual pen, Sanaa ~

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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