Nightstand with Magnolias

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Each petal hugs the creamy white bud
as though endless acoustic in bruised sunsets,
he, my sentence, my ode and decadent Β sin,
observes them placed upon the nightstand.

As though endless acoustic in bruised sunsets,
bound by emotion raging soft in his hazel eyes,
our fingers entwine

He, my sentence, my ode and decadent sin
five shades lighter than carob,
falling with a little more love is the only therapy

Observes them placed upon the nightstand
and smiles, as we navigate through our lives
with a less than known map.

 

 

 

Photo credits: “Magnolias on light blue velvet cloth,” by Martin Johnson
Heade, Fair Use.Β 

Grace hosts at dVerse and invites us to try a new poetic form
known as “Trimeric.” Come join us! πŸ’

Posted for MTB: Poetry Form- Trimeric @dVerse Poets Pub

Comments

  1. Jane Dougherty says:

    I looked at the prompt, told myself I didn’t have time to get involved in a new form, read your poem and thought, yes!
    Love this. It is so like the painting. Creamy.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jane πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  2. Grace says:

    I love that LOVE is the only therapy and that journey is from a not so known map. Delicious refraining lines specially this:

    he, my sentence, my ode and decadent sin,

    Marvelous trimeric poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! Thank you so much, Grace 😍 so glad you enjoyed it! πŸ’„β€οΈ

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt)

  3. Ingrid says:

    ‘He, my sentence, my ode and decadent sin’ – Wow! So powerfully romantic. I love what you have done with the form: such lush imagery blended with bold statements of passion ❀️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ingrid πŸ˜€ so glad the poem and its passion resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  4. kittysverses says:

    Your choice of words are superb, Sanaa. Beautiful imagery. πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kitty πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  5. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    I love how you captured the wonderful flowers in an ode to love… it feels like a dream.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  6. Dora says:

    Sanaa,
    This line caught me right away: “endless acoustic in bruised sunsets” — a brilliant image that’ll stay in my mind a long time. Lovely.
    pax,
    dora

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Dora πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  7. There is a genuine sweetness to this piece, no broken hearts or promises. It fits within a Trimeric like a perfectly fitted evening glove, all silk and sequins. Creamy, smooth, loving, yet still innocent and vulnerable.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Glenn πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  8. msjadeli says:

    Sanaa you composed a stellar poem using this form. So rich yet dainty at the same time.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lisa πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  9. I wouldn’t mind such a sentence, Sanaa! Also, love this in particular:

    five shades lighter than carob,

    <3
    David

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, David πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  10. Very pretty. My favorite lines are, “as though endless acoustic in bruised sunsets” and “five shades lighter than carob.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susan πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  11. I agree with Ingrid re/ my favorite line, but the entire poem is strong. Well done. I also love the petals hugging the bud–as they do before opening.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Judy πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  12. Susan says:

    The gift of flowers and the gift of love are mirror images.
    A well-crafted ode to both!

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  13. Observes them placed upon the nightstand
    and smiles, as we navigate through our lives
    with a less than known map.

    Great close Sanaa! The lightheartedness of feelings is projected here. While we grope along just be sure we are safe!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Hank πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  14. Super immersion into the form, SR. Beautiful flow.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ron πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  15. Tzvi Fievel says:

    ” a little more love is the only therapy.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ˜€ thanks for stopping by, Tzvi πŸ’„β€οΈ

  16. Reena Saxena says:

    Beautiful! Especially the line ‘my sentence, my ode and decadent sin’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Reena πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  17. This left me soft and warm and mushy and with peace, loving peace.

    You have written a heart turning line: He, my sentence, my ode and decadent sin <3

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! Thank you so much, Rosemarie πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  18. Marion Horton says:

    So many beautiful lines in this – what a true pleasure to read.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Marion πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  19. Sunra Rainz says:

    Stunning poem, Sanaa! Old school romantic. I love the third stanza especially: “He, my sentence, my ode and decadent sin
    five shades lighter than carob,
    falling with a little more love is the only therapy.”
    <3

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, my dearest Sunra πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  20. Helen says:

    A most sensuous trimeric … well done, pretty lady.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Helen πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  21. Kerfe says:

    Sanaa, I imagine you never leaving the boudoir. Another wildly romantic verse.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerfe πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  22. Selma Martin says:

    Awe. Decadent Sin…
    Thanks for sharing

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Selma πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  23. calmkate says:

    such an awesome romantic poem, you mastered the format!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kate πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  24. “five shades lighter than carob” is an amazing descriptive sentence. and as always, you put words together in such an original way. “endless acoustic in bruised sunsets” oh my.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Alexandra πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  25. rob kistner says:

    Beautiful poem of love Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  26. grapeling says:

    love found… and lost ~

    1. Sanaa says:

      Finally found .. actually … ❀️❀️

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