It is at moments after I have dreamed

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Poem inspired by the title of E.E. Cummings poetic masterpiece, “It is at moments after I have dreamed.”

It is at moments after I have dreamed
of dulcet sighs
that accompany the unadulterated appearance of your smile,
that I gladly drown—
nothing is better than luscious lips that offer respite
to a heart
that’s parched like a desert without shade and when a mind is dry
stumbling in pursuits (I am unable to thwart this feeling)
Such a state is mine,
your eyes are viridian, dark with desire
with a golden halo
around the pupil that only seems warmer in certain circumstances–
they give life to my poetic verses.
And I lie here listening to you breathe my name,
I wonder if you realize what it feels like to ache this way?
Distance is terrifying— amaranth lipstick marks on coffee mug emphasizes this;
it is at moments after I have dreamed
that I could write poem
after poem
about wanting you, but you know because you have already read them.
I await the arrival of Summer rain.

 

Photo credits: Unsplash

Posted for Writers’ Pantry @ Poets and Storytellers United

Comments

  1. Wow! The cummings poem is one of his most beautiful – and you have lived up to that inspiration in this exquisite poem of longing. (I’m glad that, whereas cummings’s piece is intensely sad by contrast with the dream, yours suggests a more hopeful future .)

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awwww gosh! Thank you so much, Rosemary 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  2. Thotpurge says:

    Like the way you’ve ended it, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rajani 🙂 so good to see you 💄❤️

  3. Old Egg says:

    This is such a beautiful poem Sanaa. Even now I remember that longing to meet my girlfriend once again.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. Your words filled with longing and are a melody to our senses!

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  5. This is such a beautiful and passionate love poem, Sanaa! You’ve captured the moment with the ‘dulcet sighs’ and ‘luscious lips that offer respite’. I love the detailed close-up of the lover’s eyes, and the lines:
    ‘it is at moments after I have dreamed
    that I could write poem
    after poem
    about wanting you, but you know because you have already read them.’

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. …poem/ after poem/ about wanting you…

    It’s what we do, hoping they feel it too, eh?
    Great work, Sanaa!

    (Mine’s a love poem today, too…)

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. Rommy says:

    Such passionate longing in this piece.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rommy 🙂 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  8. Will the summer rains quench your fiery longing for your beloved?

    1. Sanaa says:

      Nothing can possibly quench this longing for the beloved .. 💄❤️

  9. Chrissa says:

    So many gorgeous turns of phrase, as if the beloved was both an entire land and a single person. Wonderful poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. gillena says:

    Summer rains to qyench the longings? Looking forward to more insightful stanzas

    Happy Sunday Sanaa

    Much💒love

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena 🙂 so good to see you 💄❤️

      Much love …

  11. The longing is palpable… especially in that ending. I can nearly hear the sigh.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Magaly 🙂 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  12. Helen says:

    As always, I sink deeply into your poems … not wanting out.

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  13. I love a good love story poem. Love does stir the muse.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. Bev Crawford says:

    You’ve captured love and passion in the delicate web of your words. Beautiful.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. dsnake1 says:

    only the summer rain can douse the fire in the passion. 🙂
    excellent poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lee San 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  16. Beautiful…Your poems speak to the tender, hungry romantic in me

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  17. Beautiful and breathtaking!

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  18. The idea of two people so connected that one will breath the other’s name must be the pinnacle of love. The essence of one’s life, one’s breath, to effuse the name of another…

    Well done, Sanaa

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. Oh, how you can make even a long-awaited smile an erotic, evocative encounter with bliss! Brava!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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