January Rain

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And so, it happens,
midway upon the journey of life
I find myself
meandering through the grey and misty streets–
their chaotic fragrance somewhat soothing,
sets me on fire.

You humbly inquire after my beliefs,
and percussion
bold that breaks through the windows of heart–
as to this I could not precisely say,
so, I drew it out
and held it gingerly; I am surprised by the warmth
in your eyes,
hazel gold in their fervour.

I drink pink grapefruit consolation and make peace
with the idea
that I can never finish a sentence without you nodding your head
in approval;
nobody is at fault here,
the city’s veins are bent on beating amber to red—
these shadows offer the shape of life.

Before I sleep, I whisper your name
satin syllables
that roll right off the tongue, barely stirring the air
yet a hurricane of desire
follows,
I cannot remember a time when I did not hunger
for you
to dance along,
before lower lip gave me away—
January in return sighs
at invisible poems and half a cup of longing at my bedside table.

 

 

Photo credits: Pinterest

Word List: Somewhat, warmth, percussion, grapefruit, fervour, bedside, sleep.

Posted for Weekly Scribblings @ Poets and Storytellers United

Posted on Open Link Night @ dVerse Poets Pub

Comments

  1. Jae Rose says:

    Such a wonderful flow and the ending really was captivating

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. the city’s veins are bent on beating amber to red—
    these shadows offer the shape of life.

    Before I sleep, I whisper your name

    Wonderful lines.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. vandana says:

    The passions of a hungry heart ,to let out the deepest desires into the poem. Love it !!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. Cressida says:

    A poem of love and desire and possibly obstacles which make forbidden fruit all the more delicious.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. gillena says:

    Oh that”half a cup of longing” is exquisite to the taste

    Happy New Year, happy you dropped by to read mine

    Much🎆❤🎆love

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      Happiest New Year to you too!
      Much🎆❤🎆 love

  6. Susan says:

    “. . . their chaotic fragrance somewhat soothing,
    sets me on fire.”

    I always look forward to how you use scent in your poems.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susan 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  7. marja says:

    wow beautiful I so love:
    ‘the city’s veins are bent on beating amber to red—
    these shadows offer the shape of life.’
    and ‘satin syllables’

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. Shawna says:

    You are so good. I just love reading you.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. Love is often not an easy path as you have so beautifully written. I so love your last line. Again, I am so impressed by your work!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. Oh, you have such a way with image and metaphor! This is beyond gorgeous. (I run out of superlatives for your wordcraft.)

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. I’m so sorry for the late response, Sanaa; I was very busy yesterday. Your January rain resonated with me, especially its ‘chaotic fragrance’. I love the lines:
    ‘Before I sleep, I whisper your name
    satin syllables
    that roll right off the tongue, barely stirring the air’
    and
    ‘January in return sighs
    at invisible poems and half a cup of longing at my bedside table.’

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. Helen Dehner says:

    A lovely poem, the last two lines completely blew me away. Sigh.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    This is a most fervent mix of passion and melancholy… that rain is something that sets you in a mood of longing I think

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. Xenia Tran says:

    This is so beautiful and atmospheric Sanaa, the words flow like soothing winter rain xxx

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. All those accolades, and more. I, too, was moved by the “city’s veins”. Your romantic bent seems endless, but it always scores and stirs my passion–for love and poetry.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  16. So lovely! I can absolutely sympathize as I look back at the halfway (hopefully) point

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  17. Oh Sanaa what a brilliant start to the year of poetry with this one – lovely meandering pace, wondering, considering, and a light touch of humour too
    “I drink pink grapefruit consolation and make peace
    with the idea
    that I can never finish a sentence without you nodding your head
    in approval;
    nobody is at fault here,,”

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. Jade Li says:

    Metaphors swirling with the living is a beautiful and passionate mix. Very enjoyable poem for me, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. Kaneda18 says:

    This is a beautiul poem, thank you for sharing it.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  20. Kerfe says:

    The emotion is overflowing.

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️💝❤️

  21. Lovely poem that was enjoyable to read. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Arcadia Maria 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  22. erbiage says:

    this is really great.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  23. L. Stevens says:

    “I drink pink grapefruit consolation and make peace
    with the idea
    that I can never finish a sentence without you nodding your head
    in approval”

    I love this line, it stings a little

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, L.Stevens 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you ❤️

  24. Grace says:

    I specially like that pink grapefruit consolation and satin syllables. Good luck on the new and updated site.

    Cheers.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the warm wishes! 💝 The site is great and is coming along nicely) 🌹🍰

  25. This is so good! your expressions are wonderful as you entwine reality and imagination. Well done!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  26. Beautiful, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️💝❤️

  27. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice line: “these shadows offer the shape of life.”

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  28. Steve King says:

    Chance, desire, love, and a longing for what is still not there. A very fine ending. –sk

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so very much, Steve 😀 you always interpret my poems so closely and beautifully! ❤️

  29. I especially like these lines, “I drink pink grapefruit consolation and make peace
    with the idea.”

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  30. kaykuala h says:

    January in return sighs
    at invisible poems and half a cup of longing at my bedside table.

    Always the case that what we planned for remain empty and invisible in the late hour in Jan!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Hank ❤

  31. Sanaa- so lovely and passionate!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  32. Sara McNulty says:

    This is a very moving poem, with beautiful language. Your ending is superb!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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