Late October

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Poem inspired by the title of Maya Angelou’s poetic masterpiece, “Late October.”

Adumbral red this feeling;
echoes round and round the colonnade as a gospel choir,
oh how I love it so–
symptomatically, the leaves fall and kiss the ground,
as though
aware of all that goes on in my heart;

spiritual songs

                        pale heat,
                                             palmed rose

I have recognized you,
while listening to sweet rustling music that inspires
the wild pirouettes of earth-bound truths—
would that obsidian sky look on as we gaze into each other’s eyes
and become one;
fervour painted upon less than rosy lips,
you are the flower,
I am the thorn, watchful and vigilant—
seeking to make our way through on a much more somber note, 

grey life,

               dim accuracy

                                       pellucid quest

only lovers know of dilemma,
hunger for the light
I have come to know that it begins as a storm and continues
to become a poem—
can you feel the thunder within as days become colder and shorter?
I have recognized you.

 

                                          

Photo credits: Pinterest

Laura is our hostess at dVerse and introduces the poetry of Samuel Greenberg.
She invites us to select exactly five of the “charms” from a list taken from the poem The pale Impromptu.” 💝

Posted for Poetics: The Charms of Samuel Greenburg @ dVerse Poets Pub

Comments

  1. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    I love how you used the form of the charms while weaving it into your tender poem on being separated… great stuff.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 🙂 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  2. what a passionate poem – am glad you used ‘palmed rose’ – such an appealing charm!

    Thanks for joining the prompt Sanaa – these lines are truly memorable
    “I have come to know that it begins as a storm and continues
    to become a poem—
    can you feel the thunder within as days become colder and shorter?
    I have recognized you.”

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt) 🌹

  3. Your poem has a beautiful shape and form, Sanaa, stringing out the charms between stanzas, I love the way way you give a feeling a colour in the opening line, and the autumnal lines:
    ‘…listening to sweet rustling music that inspires
    the wild pirouettes of earth-bound truths’.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. Lucy says:

    Beautifully passionate, emotional, and sensual.

    “I have recognized you,
    while listening to sweet rustling music that inspires
    the wild pirouettes of earth-bound truths—”

    These are rich, immersing phrases that stand out to me and it’s very raw. The whole poem is incredible, but I love those lines the most. Amazing work! <3

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lucy 😀 you are always so generous with praise for my poems! 💄❤️

  5. msjadeli says:

    There is a deep intimacy here that only these two understand and others are left to wonder…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. calmkate says:

    such a passionate love poem wondrously sequenced with Greenberg’s charms!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. I swear, the truth of it is that “love is the common denominator” the key, the answer, the solution–and your romantic spirit always lightens my load, turns a frown into a smile, and speeds up my heart, thus increasing my O2 stats, thus letting clarity be my stocking cap.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      You are always so kind with your comments! 🌹

  8. I have come to know that
    it begins as a storm and continues
    to become a poem—

    The positive impact awaited is most expected in such trying times currently happening. Wonderful write Sanaa!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Hank 💄❤️

  9. lynn__ says:

    Wow, Sanaa, this is intense and intimate…love painted red!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. Ingrid says:

    Sanaa, I just love this, it’s beautiful:
    ‘I have come to know that it begins as a storm and continues
    to become a poem—’
    Pefect lines! Thank you so much for sharing 😊

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. Kerfe says:

    The flower and the thorn is so effective. As is the repetition of “I have recognized you”.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. Dwight Roth says:

    A wonderful poem for fall that really captures the spirit of Greenberg. Well done!
    I loved this line… it begins as a storm and continues
    to become a poem—

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. Lillian says:

    Late to the reading – apologies!
    LOVE the image of the red leaves and then a bit below it, the red lipstick! YES!
    I always enjoy reading your work….today, these lines enthrall me:
    “I have come to know that it begins as a storm and continues
    to become a poem—”

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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