Lines from a love letter, hidden

Slowly, his lips shape my name, claim,                              
holds till dusk pales in contrast, flame,                           
a kiss, such that one cannot blame,                                  
nor be the same, nor be the same.                                  

I adore the thought of him, high,
the rush, the leaves wanting, sigh.
Nothing else matters, a blue sky
says don’t be shy, says don’t be shy.

Send my pulse racing; come forget,
on moonless nights settle this debt,
half of the year’s gone; cannot let
blushing hour set, blushing hour set.

Gazing past road that leads to south,
he slowly touched hem of my blouse,
just you and me, come take an oath,
taste ‘yes’ in mouth, taste ‘yes’ in mouth.




Photo credits: “Handwritten,” by Olya Kobruseva

Grace hosts at dVerse and invites us to try a new poetic form
known as “Monotetra.” Come join us! 💝

Posted for Poetry Form: Monotetra @dVerse Poets Pub

24 thoughts on “Lines from a love letter, hidden

  1. Grace says:

    Opening lines caught my attention quickly with the passion fast with the kiss and the wanting.
    A lovely story, written in monotetra poem. I so enjoyed the refrain of the 4th line in each stanza; echoing the emotions of the characters, specially the last line.

    1. Sanaa says:

      I love it when a form is challenging. It urges me to do my best! Thank you so much, Grace 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt) 🌹

  2. Lillian says:

    Ohhhh Sanaa! I’m fanning myself to calm down after reading the last line! Romance blooms in this one…you are a master at that! 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, my dearest Lillian 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  3. RedCat says:

    Lovely letter. You bring out the craziness of love’s first flush! 💖

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. bev says:

    Lovely and sensuous, truly in the monotetra Grace has challenged. Take a bow.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. Lucy says:

    So very beautiful and passionate, did it just get warm in here or is it me? 😀 Such amazing work yet again, Sanaa, I love this piece.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. Now there you are, Miss Emily D. meets Jackie Collins. I applaud you taking on four quatrains (i did the same). You sprinkled so much passion on this form, it’s like a love sonnet in monotetra’s clothing. Loved it.

  7. Tzvi Fievel says:

    “Nothing else matters, a blue sky.”

  8. Mary Hood says:

    This is laced with passion. Beautiful!

  9. Vandana Sharma says:

    Oh! it is always a romantic treat to visit your blog. Love it to the core!!

  10. Punam says:

    Oh, wow! This held me in a passionate embrace. ❤️❤️

  11. Misky says:

    The reigning queen of romance!

  12. Sunra Rainz says:

    This is gorgeous, Sanaa, so sensual! I particularly love this stanza:

    Send my pulse racing; come forget,
    on moonless nights settle this debt,
    half of the year’s gone; cannot let
    blushing hour set, blushing hour set.


  13. Raivenne says:

    Loving the passion this and those final lines – yes!

  14. msjadeli says:

    An alluring mutual seduction. I miss those days. Thank you for bringing them back to me, Sanaa <3

  15. Kerfe says:

    I love the idea of a blushing hour. Sensuous, as always.

  16. calmkate says:

    you are indeed the queen of romance, impressive how you weave it so skillfully into whatever format!

  17. powerful opening action. love the sensations and emotions here, Sanaa!

  18. Marion Horton says:

    Echoing the comments above – what a beautiful, romantic and passionate read.

  19. When I clicked your name I could not imagine how your free, rambling, word painting could possibly work in such a constrained format. O ye of little faith. This /is/ a Sanaa poem.

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