In the Pink City of my Heart

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“Our hearts irrigate the earth. We are fields before each other.” _Thomas Aquinas

Speak to me;
inundate with your eyes until the fields are awash,
now and forever
in the pink city of my heart where we stand before each other—
feverish
and yet willing to bridge the chasm with wretchedness forgotten.
Come what may;
we must convey through a single ignition of this phrase,
taste the saltiness of each other’s views and opinions;
isn’t this what Persephone initially dreamed of?
I have seen many a cloud shudder when the earth’s shook
with flowers,
a cross between blood red and fuchsia—
dear harrowed, hapless and hurting, I am conscious of sharp tang
of emotional trauma and pain,
let your song hurtle through the startled air, uninhibited.
Sweet is the promise of rain after a long drought,
let me be the answer; let me be the answer.

 

 

 

Photo credits: “Rosy Fields,” 9×12 knife painting by Trisha Adams

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Comments

  1. Gorgeous yearning words for grace through connection
    “Come what may;
    we must convey through a single ignition of this phrase,
    taste the saltiness of each other’s views and opinions;”

    love the ending refrain too

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt)

  2. Oh Sanaa, your poem is lovely, from ‘inundate with your eyes until the fields are awash’, to ‘taste the saltiness of each other’s views and opinions; and the romantic ending:
    ‘Sweet is the promise of rain after a long drought,
    let me be the answer; let me be the answer.’

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. msjadeli says:

    beautiful and light, my favorite line:
    “I have seen many a cloud shudder when the earth’s shook
    with flowers,”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lisa 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

  4. Ingrid says:

    ‘dear harrowed, hapless and hurting, I am conscious of sharp tang’ – there is so much empathy and lovingkindness in your words, Sanaa: I would be surprised if anyone could refuse your entreaty 💖

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    This is so wonderfully dreamy, and that last couplet is really wonderful, especially the affirmation of that repetition.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. This gifts us with beautiful phrases wrapped in a yearning that’s palpable. Lovely

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  7. Misky says:

    I love this phrase: in the pink city of my heart … Such lovely fluidity.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. You hooked me with clouds shuddering and the earth shaking with flowers. You found a gentle way to entreat and cajole, to seek brotherhood and fellowship; wonderful.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. Perfection, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ron 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

  10. Grace says:

    I so love the longing and heart felt desire, specially the ending lines:

    let your song hurtle through the startled air, uninhibited.
    Sweet is the promise of rain after a long drought,
    let me be the answer; let me be the answer.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. Divine! I enjoyed the clouds shuddering and the promise to be the answer. I could read this a few more times over a glass of 🍷!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! Thank you so much, Tricia 😀 so glad you enjoyed it! 💄❤️

  12. rob kistner says:

    Uplifting sentiment herein, empowering and beautiful Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rob 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

  13. Eugenia says:

    Beautiful piece with stunning ending lines.

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  14. Kerfe says:

    I like especially the last two lines. Your poems are always so full of passion.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. I love the acceptance in this.
    “dear harrowed, hapless and hurting, I am conscious of sharp tang
    of emotional trauma and pain,
    let your song hurtle through the startled air, uninhibited.”
    Then you ending lines of love,
    “Let me be the answer.”
    Beautiful, just beautiful.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  16. I love your sweet and tender poem from the heart! I think I can understand why you chose this line, being the great romantic that you are and watering everyone else around you with your sunshine and warmth! Thank you for being who your are….

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awwww gosh! Thank you so much, Dwight 😀 that is so sweet of you to say so! 💄❤️

  17. calmkate says:

    such an ardent heartfelt plea, your imagery is provoking … you can not be refused!

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  18. Freya says:

    ‘taste the saltiness of each other’s views and opinions’

    This line is the most beautiful for me, out of all the beauty. Wonderful writing.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Freya 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

  19. Lillian says:

    Sanaa: you absolutely write the penultimate poems of romance that literally make me gasp aloud at poem’s end. But the word “romance” seems a petty word to use, applied to your writing. Your words are always so elegant….they take “romantic” to the sublime.
    In this write, I especially loved these words
    “taste the saltiness of each other’s views and opinions;” — and then the contrast of the blood red and fuschia….
    Another wonderful write!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awwww gosh! Thank you so much, my dearest Lillian 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

      (You are always so generous with praise) 🙂

  20. Ken Gierke says:

    This line: “we must convey through a single ignition of this phrase” calling for the endearment held in the promise of the line from Thomas Aquinas is the strongest, fed by the longing that is woven throughout your poem. Wonderfully done.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  21. What a stunning write Sanaa! Your words are captivating.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  22. Mary Hood says:

    Oh my, this is amazing!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mary 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

  23. Debi Swim says:

    “let your song hurtle through the startled air, uninhibited.” This esp. but all of it is beautiful

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  24. Helen says:

    The first thought I had … how incredibly rich! Words that conveyed amazing color, art that captured the feeling of your poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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