January in the heart of a Poet

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There comes a time
when desolate soul requires healing period,
its colors toned down
as though washed in translucent water 
kissing the brow 
a warm and pink shade. 

Late evening hush has come to the streets
as the last vestiges of sangria sun
disappear
over the horizon.
Such is life as dawn, decision
and determination
blooms
out of pure nothingness.

Starting over,
can either be the simplest
or the most frightening thing in the world,
be it a budding rose
or a blank page 
both in the end are represented
with a heartfelt wish, prayer and hope.
We are out there
breathing and searching for clues
in the darkness
knowing deep down that the right time,
sweet moment 
is waiting for us just around the corner. 

I am at a certain point in my life 
where every fibre 
every inch of my poetic soul 
yearns for renewal 
for a chance to leap forward and spring
into the world.

 

Photo credits: Joseph Zbukvic – Watercolor

Posted for ‘Midweek Motif’ @ Poets United

 

& posted on Open Link Night @ dVerse Pub

Comments

  1. Rall says:

    Go for it. This is not a dress rehearsal.This is the play and there are no encores.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Rall ❤️

  2. Vicki J ROGERS says:

    A very strong emotional write with lovely imagery.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vicki 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  3. Your third stanza is pure truth, beginnings can be anything we let them be—horrifying is we don’t go with life’s flow, a blessing if we use the chance to make something… that works for us.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Magaly 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  4. Susan says:

    If I were home and not in a doctor’s office writing on my cell, I would quote most of the poem back to you. It’s brilliant! The images in stanzas 1 and 2, calm me. The 3rd is the challenge, and I too am ready by the end. Thank you!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awwww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Susan 😍 so glad you liked it! ❤️

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt) 🌹

  5. This is a wonderful and beautiful poem. I can feel that inner leap, just waiting to be made.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  6. annell4 says:

    “You have but to click your heels together, Dorothy. And you will be home.” Said the good witch, Glenda.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Annell ❤️

  7. Beautiful, Sanaa. May your poetic soul leap forward and spread the love!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Khaya 😀 so good to see you! ❤️

  8. gillena says:

    This one deserves a Dear Poet response Sanaa.
    My favourite lines-:
    “Such is life as dawn, decision
    and determination
    blooms”
    Happy you dropped by my blog today

    Much🎉love

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

      Much🌻🌼love

  9. Rommy says:

    Waiting for that next chance to start again, especially after going through a period of quiet to heal from the last act of daring can be so intimidating.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Rommy ❤️

  10. Old Egg says:

    Your writing has always been strong and determined Sanaa so you know the way and I am sure you will take it.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  11. Sumana Roy says:

    Very moving. Love how each word exudes tenderness and strength. Beautiful, Sanaa, as always.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sumana 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  12. Oh yes, Sanaa, a healing period is definitely necessary, helped by being ‘washed in translucent water
    kissing the brow
    a warm and pink shade’.
    I like the sibilance and taste of ‘sangria sun’ and starting over as a budding rose. My favourite lines are:
    ‘We are out there
    breathing and searching for clues
    in the darkness
    knowing deep down that the right time,
    sweet moment
    is waiting for us just around the corner.’
    Hopeful!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. Erbiage says:

    Lovely images in here, sangria sun stands out for me. Def was thinking similarly about a renewal. Winter is a resting time, like a nice nap. The christmas festivities are over, the light is returning, but imorning is still a good way off… To paraphrase Rumi, A winter sky so vast and empty that something entirely fresh will begin to grow next spring.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Eric 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  14. Grace says:

    Start over and go for it !! Nothing to be lost in leaping forward to the world.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Grace 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  15. Yes, the January poem is scrumptious. Your final stanza is killer. When the moment is right, I have no doubt that you will leap just fine.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  16. Renewal brings a new day….
    “Such is life as dawn, decision
    and determination
    blooms
    out of pure nothingness.”

    Well done!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Dwight 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  17. rob kistner says:

    Wonderful piece, and great picture! Go for it, we only pass this way but once…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rob 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  18. Thotpurge says:

    Spring into the world you must then!! All the very best Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rajani 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  19. Reena Saxena says:

    Soul-stirring piece!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Reena 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jade 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  20. I know the feeling —

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Lee ❤️

  21. a desire a wish beautifully forcefully expressed…may the dream come true amen

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Anjum 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  22. This, for me, is a superb mixture of melancholy and hope, of ending and beginning tied together with a rest. The term “Selah” from the Psalms comes to mind. A time to contemplate what was before moving on.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  23. Frank Hubeny says:

    It occurred to me that every breath is a leaping “forward and spring
    into the world.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Frank ❤️

  24. May the yearning for renewal come to fruition!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Amen! ❤️ Thank you so much, MMT 😀 so glad you liked it! ❤️

  25. Kerfe says:

    A thoughtful meditation. The rhythm reinforces the words.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerfe 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  26. kaykuala h says:

    yearns for renewal
    for a chance to leap forward and spring
    into the world.

    Most appropriately the moment to spring over to the ensuing year Sanaa and start all over again!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Hank ❤️

  27. Sara McNulty says:

    Pure, positive truth.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  28. Angela says:

    This is beautiful and full of hope! I relate. I love the idea that we constantly evolve and finding ourselves in this place, even when unpleasant and scary, is beautiful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Angela 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  29. Truedessa says:

    Lovely writing Sanaa – words of the grasshopper – don’t be afraid to leap forward and you will reach your destination.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Truedessa ❤️

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