Knowing resistance: would that the heart leapt further

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Temptation
in a manner of deprecating one’s worth
is a dangerous thing, 
where is poetry 
that puts uncertainty to sleep?

Wisps of ache and ephemeral clouds 
make their way into the passageway 
of my heart 
must we adhere to limitations 
set by society and fall apart? 
where is poetry 
that rebels and soars with careless wings? 

I am hope, I am song 
as silent kiss of dawn that awakens desire 
which has been asleep for too long,
mine is the poetry 
that echoes endless descriptions of growth,
of change that looks past hesitation
in attempt to run
undaunted through autumn fields

as dreams rush forth in bloom and breath.  

 

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Posted on the poetry pantry @ Poets United

Comments

  1. I feel like quoting so many bits of this poem, and the entire last stanza. That stanza might be my favorite bit of writing from you, EVER. There is a kind of force in that is all you–gentle, sweet, strong in ways that might surprise anyone who doesn’t pay attention. Oh, yes, yours ” the poetry / that echoes endless descriptions of growth / of change that looks past hesitation”.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Magaly 😍 so glad you liked it! ❤️

  2. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    I like how you turn your musings of the 2 first stanzas into a crescendo in the third stanza… there is a bubbling energy as if you cannot really resist the poetry…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. Brendan says:

    Such magnificent hope here, and courage — to be only and exactly this poem. Works as a resistance manifesto to me, daring us to love!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  4. Toni Spencer says:

    What a remarkable poem. Daring to be in love! It is a true bit of resistance, isn’t it?

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Toni ❤️

  5. Margaret says:

    In bloom and breath – kick to the curb society’s limitations! Lovely.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. Pat says:

    To be undervalued, to be ridiculed, scorned to be shredded for being something that doesn’t conform –
    and to refuse – to follow the heart, to know inner strength, to turn time and time again, despite the rush of tears … to choose love – to revel in its open embrace and light – that speaks volumes in the face of all who fear.

    And is there not truth in beauty in this? However it manifests – so may it be.

    lovely interpretation of the prompt Sanaa ~ and somehow, I would expect nothing less than your response, and how you turn it all to something very positive, and encouraging as it all comes to its culmination in the 3rd stanza ~ 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. Oh Sanaa! This is stellar writing! I agree with Magaly: it is hard to pick out individual phrases and lines. The final stanza is complete on its own. I like the resistance in the line 'I am hope, I am song', which reminds me of a song by Eddie James, and the Sleeping Beauty kiss of dawn..

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. Jae Rose says:

    Stunning write – your last lines left me breathless

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. yes you break out beautifully in the end – battering resistance but I also love the wistful side of the first lines
    where is poetry
    that puts uncertainty to sleep?

    this poem reminds me of a butterfly caught behind a window pane before it finds the opening

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Laura 😍 so glad you liked it! ❤️

  10. Kerry says:

    I like the way you ask the ‘Where is poetry..’ questions. A great response to the prompt, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. Old Egg says:

    What a delight to read such a beautiful poem Sanaa. Absolutely breathtaking!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. HA says:

    Oh, that is a lovely response to the prompt. The questioning demand and its resulting need to know works so well here. And how you’ve structured it in this form, where the final stanza becomes a resounding voice of resistance and hope, is admirable.
    I loved this bit: “mine is the poetry/that echoes endless descriptions of growth,/of change that looks past hesitation”.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Anmol 😀 so glad you liked it! ❤️

  13. Mary says:

    So many beautiful lines. I love the idea of dreams rushing forth in bloom and breath! I agree with others – this is a stellar poem~

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. Scott hastie says:

    Whenever I come to visit here, I do so with such expectation Sanaa and once again you haven’t let me down… A beautifully lyrical write artfully sustained throughout. Truly delightful and memorable writing. Your spirit shines through so clearly here…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Scott 😀 so glad you liked it! ❤️

  15. Rommy says:

    I agree with Magaly. That last stanza is a powerhouse. Nicely done!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  16. where is poetry
    that rebels and soars with careless wings?

    My favourite lines.

    (As to where it is, I have written quite a lot of it over the years.)

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary 😍 so glad you liked it ❤️

  17. annell4 says:

    A lovely poem!!!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. Chrissa says:

    The line “Where is poetry //that puts uncertainty to sleep?” just catches me for the rest of the poem and is one of my favorite lines. The entire poem is wonderful. 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. I love this, especially “i am hope, i am song.” Beautiful, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  20. Beautifully written. That last stanza is filled with wisdom of the ages!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  21. gillena says:

    “where is poetry
    that rebels and soars with careless wings? ”

    Yes indeed the questions asked are the source of understanding for the muse

    Happy you dropped by my Sumi-e Sunday today Sanaa

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      Much🌼love

  22. ZQ says:

    Each line is a jem : )

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  23. Truedessa says:

    I enjoyed the pondering in the first two verses and the affirmation in the 3rd gave the piece a full voice filled with delectable lines.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  24. Wendy Bourke says:

    ‘must we adhere to limitations
    set by society and fall apart? ‘ – an awesome line.

    The question: ‘where is poetry’ – ultimately answered the words: ‘mine is the poetry ‘ – is impactful and satisfying. Some awesome writing in this!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Wendy 😍 so glad you liked it! ❤️

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  25. Vicki says:

    Beautiful and really enjoyable in every line.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  26. ayala says:

    Beautiful write!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  27. Sanaa- your writing fills me with awe. This is so beautiful- every line speaks volumes.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Linda 😍 so glad you liked it! ❤️

  28. This is my favorite line: where is poetry that puts uncertainty to sleep?

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  29. Sara McNulty says:

    This poem built slowly and the roof of the building became a golden crown. Such beautiful writing.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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