Memoir (au fait)

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I lie awake as night after night passes me
by, bathed in shadow of dreary moonlight.
Sweep not these streets of covet and pain,
fear not tales buried beneath. Tender, is
the ghost of lover long gone, leaving abaft
memories subtle as rose-colored smoke ―

 

 

Photo credits: www.writingwolf.deviantart.com

Posted for QuadrilleΒ 26 @ dVerse Pub

and on Tuesday Platform @ Real Toads

Comments

  1. Thotpurge says:

    memories subtle as rose-colored smoke ― beautiful…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rajani πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  2. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the idea that the ghost of a lover is tender appearing like “rose-colored smoke”.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Frank πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  3. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Oh that memory… the lover gone… what a bittersweet ghost!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  4. I got here at last, Sanaa! The red rose and the romantic Quadrille are just perfect for Valentine’s day, and I love the thought of
    ‘the ghost of lover long gone, leaving abaft
    memories subtle as rose-colored smoke’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww!❀️ Thank you so much, Kim πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it! ❀️

      Happy Valentine’s Day to you too ❀️

  5. Bev says:

    Love the use of the word “abaft”! “Memories subtle as rose-colored smoke” … lovely!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly πŸ˜€ so nice to see you ❀️

  6. lillian says:

    Sigh….subtle as rose-colored smoke. πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lillian πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  7. Jane Dougherty says:

    This is like a romantic dream, all pink smoke and ships sailing off into the mist. Gorgeous.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jane πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  8. Grace says:

    Ghost of the lover long gone…sad but loving that rose-colored smoke ~

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Grace πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  9. A lovely, romantic & a bit melancholic piece, rife with terrific word-smiting. I liked the line /fear not tales buried beneath/.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Glenn πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  10. Truedessa says:

    I can feel the loss of a lover gone – in rose colored smoke…left in the haze of what was…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❀️ thanks for stopping by, Truedessa πŸ™‚

  11. Angie says:

    subtle. tender.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Angie πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  12. Sara McNulty says:

    I love, ‘rose-colored smoke.’ Abaft is a new word for me. Thanks, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara πŸ˜€ so nice to see you ❀️

  13. kaykuala h says:

    Tender, is the ghost of lover long gone,
    leaving abaft memories

    One may long for a loved one or may be troubled incessantly of their absence!
    Very true Sanaa!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❀️ thanks for stopping by, Hank πŸ˜€

  14. Such melancholia… so real. For few things leave a bigger hole in our days, nights, hearts… than a lover who is no longer with us… or ours.

    Beautifully bittersweet, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Magaly πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  15. lynn says:

    Just in time for Valentines…did you mean “awaft” (not abaft)?

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lynn πŸ™‚ so good to see you ❀️

      Happy Valentine’s Day ❀️

      PS: Definitely abaft πŸ™‚

  16. Dreamlike – esp rose coloured smoke.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mosk πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  17. ladyleemanila says:

    awww this is just lovely, Sanaa πŸ™‚
    love the last part:
    Tender, is
    the ghost of lover long gone, leaving abaft
    memories subtle as rose-colored smoke

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ladylee πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  18. Kerry O'Connor says:

    I love that rose coloured smoke..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  19. paul scribbles says:

    better that memories of long gone lovers are Tender than not…beautiful as ever.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Paul πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  20. aw, your words make me so nostalgic for things i’ve lost as well, particularly love.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww! It saddens me to hear of lost love.. I pray of better things for you! ❀️

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️

  21. Bryan Ens says:

    Beautiful piece. Abaft is a new word for me…always good to expand my vocabulary! πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bryan πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  22. This prompt seems to have brought out a slew of new (to me) or less popular words. I have never heard the word “abaft” before. I love learning new words, so thank you. I like the poem overall as well.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Linda πŸ™‚ good to see you ❀️

  23. Olga says:

    “Rose-colored smoke” is just a beautiful, ethereal way to describe the touch of wonderful memories. Reminds me of the term, “looking through rose-colored glasses.” I use to have a pair if pink-lensed sunglasses and the world always looked rosy, even on a dull, grey day. πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❀️ thanks for stopping by, Olga πŸ™‚

  24. Love leaves but doesn’t use an eraser.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Indeed! Thanks for stopping by, Susie ❀️

  25. It’s all beautiful, but oh, that last line! Gives me the right kind of shivers.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  26. Janice says:

    A beautiful poem. For some reason I particularly like ‘sweep not these streets of covet and pain’

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Janice πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  27. loved the last line….there is a magic in it…!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sreeja πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  28. Those darn ex-lovers. They crop up when you least expect it and are the worst of all. Beautiful writing.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Victoria ❀️

  29. Imelda says:

    Lovely piece as always, Sanaa. πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Imelda πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

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