Mulberry Picking

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At dawn,
love’s unripe berries glimmer a brilliant white
the kind of color
that feels as though promises were made
in favour of it.
Dreaming only of you
I stretch out and sense using fingertips,
I await sweet nectar
and blood-red allegiance to sip.

 

 

Photo credits: Pinterest

Posted for “Quadrille #74″ @ dVerse Pub

& on the Tuesday Platform @ Real Toads 

Comments

  1. erbiage says:

    wow sanaa. wow.

    that last line really… um…
    >wipes brow<

    wow!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. Jane Dougherty says:

    A lovely cocktail of the senses in this one.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. Magyar says:

    The sight of life’s fruit through the snow. The whiteness of snow, is that whirl of all colors.
    __ This, a humble haiku from long ago, I leave here, as I complement your fine verse. (sight / night) _m

    ice filled night
    stars seed a thought of flowers
    the green

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. Great poem… Mulberries and sweet nectar… did I hear a double meaning coming through??

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Dwight ❤️

  5. Jade Li says:

    very sensual and i love the photo you chose to go with it

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. Sensual and sweet, yet classy as metaphor. Fruit analogies for coitus are plentiful, but yours is tastier than most. And, yes, your last line is killer.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. Grace says:

    Love the promise of that sweet sip!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. Anticipation is half the fun!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Beverly ❤️

  9. L. Stevens says:

    You really took off from the prompt word and came up with something delicious!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, L. Stevens 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  10. Mish says:

    Beautiful, Sanaa! This line is stellar to me…”the kind of color
    that feels as though promises were made”.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. robtkistner says:

    Thi is so engaging Sanaa, and the picture is gorgeous, wonderful, 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. lynn__ says:

    Sweet and juicy, Sanaa, and the photo is delicious too.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. I love the change from the unripe berries that ‘glimmer a brilliant white’, pure and virginal, to the ‘blood-red allegiance’, Sanaa, and the idea of a colour that ‘feels as though promises were made’. A very sensual quadrille, especially ‘stretch out and sense using fingertips’!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. Brendann says:

    Sweet; it glazes the tip of the tongue with nectar.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. Robin Kimber says:

    What a delightful and sensuous poem Sanaa! Your poetry certainly has a huge and entertaining repertoire. I loved it.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  16. Thotpurge says:

    blood red allegiance… nicely said!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  17. Rommy says:

    Vivid metaphor of evolving passion.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the thought of the white color of those unripe raspberries being a kind of promise that is made.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. Kerry says:

    This took me back to my childhood and mulberry trees of my playgrounds. I had forgotten that the unripe ones are white.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  20. “…love’s unripe berries…” So, so lovely!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  21. HA says:

    Ooh, how you play with colors through the motif of the berries is enchanting. So much said, so much unsaid! The finer details are well captured and the senses awakened through this reverie/experience. Wonderfully done, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  22. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Oh the sweet temptation… to be like a bee… such sweetness

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  23. Timoteo says:

    A ripe and juicy experience!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  24. Sipping Love
    Reaching
    Sipping Love…
    Sipping Love Reaching….
    Always
    Sipping
    Always Drinking Never Reaching….
    Sipping…
    Love…… Lives… Reaching.. Sipping Love…… Lives

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Katiemia ❤️

  25. annell4 says:

    Beautiful image and beautiful poem!!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  26. Pat says:

    Wow! Wish you could see my response to this. Absolutely beautiful!

    Pat

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  27. Isadora Gruye says:

    In deed, somethings are best left on the vine to redden and swell. Great work, Lady!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  28. This is beautiful! I grew up with mulberry trees. I couldn’t wait until they were ripe enough to eat.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  29. M says:

    luxurious, Sanaa ~

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  30. luscious and sensuous! Wonderful!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  31. Sara McNulty says:

    I love the sensuousness of this juicy poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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