November, where landscape is the state of soul

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As changing leaves in November,
as secrets I carry with me
into sleep,
fascinated by shimmering kisses
that hurt,
I pen down thoughts of the moment.
There are days when I’m the wind
urging earth to wrap its arms around me
and closer keep.

 

Photo credits: Loui Jover, Pinterest

Posted for “Quadrille #91” @ dverse Pub

Posted on Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

Comments

  1. Vivian Zems says:

    The last 3 lines is wonderful in its imagery!❀️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vivian πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  2. You had me at /fascinated by shimmering kisses that hurt/. A nice peek at your heart song, though the last few notes seem sad.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Glenn πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you ❀️

  3. De Jackson says:

    Love that you are both the wind, and the one who craves it. Wonderful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, De πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  4. Jade Li says:

    “shimmering kisses that hurt” is intriguing to me. I can understand the need for grounding at times.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. kate says:

    where the season and the soul entwine … love it!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kate πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  6. Careful the secrets carried into sleep. Hope they’re happy ones!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly πŸ™‚ so glad the poem resonated with you ❀️

  7. Lovely quadrille. I really like the first three lines.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Maria πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  8. Grace says:

    Best time of the year to reflect and write!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ˜‰ thanks for stopping by, Grace ❀️

  9. erbiage says:

    this poem has good bones

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. Your title is very evocative, Sanaa, and I love the idea of November secrets. These lines resonated:
    β€˜There are days when I’m the wind
    urging earth to wrap its arms around me
    and closer keep.’

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you ❀️

  11. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice lines about the wind wanting the earth to give it a hug.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    The thought of being the wind is perfect…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you ❀️

  13. Alij says:

    There are days when I’m the wind. – I like this line. It feels like a poem all on its own.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ali πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  14. Sabio Lantz says:

    Lovely ❀️

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. Yes, lovely phrase: ‘shimmering kisses’. And that they hurt gives a whole new depth immediately.
    Our November winds here are wild, strong bursts causing havoc; not sure you would wish to be them, lol. Better to be your gentler one, seeking a hug from the earth.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  16. Every now and again, my dearest Sanaa, you share a line that says so many things; “fascinated by shimmering kisses / that hurt” is one of those. Those words make me think about how some relationships can be murder on our hearts, while feeling so good to the skin.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Magaly πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you ❀️

  17. J Cosmo Newbery says:

    “There are days when I’m the wind” Love the feeling of this.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, J. Cosmo πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  18. Jae Rose says:

    I love how crisp this is – like an autumn leaf

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. Vandana Sharma says:

    Soothing like summer warm wind and enchanting like winter chill!!!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vandana πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  20. Old Egg says:

    I love how inventive you are with your poetry Sanaa. I am sure many of us would wish to write such verse as this.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  21. Chrissa says:

    This is gorgeous!!! That mix of comfort/discomfort is the stuff of long winter dreams.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Chrissa πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you ❀️

  22. Mary says:

    I like the idea of the earth wrapping one’s arms around one. How comforting that might be! I also think it would be wonderful if we also wrapped our arms around the earth as well. It would be a beautiful picture to consider both!! A beautiful quadrille, and a comforting one!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! ❀️ Thank you so much, Mary πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it! ❀️

  23. Thotpurge says:

    Nice image of the wind.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  24. This gets better each time I read it, Sanaa

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  25. This is so lovely, especially your closing lines. Beautiful!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  26. Rommy says:

    In the center of all the beautiful imagery “That hurt”, sits at the heart of the poem, both in construction and feeling.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rommy πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you ❀️

  27. “the wind urging earth to wrap its arms around me”…what a beautiful and challenging concept. I love it!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, H. Hennenburg πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  28. Lori says:

    “There are days when I’m the wind / urging earth to wrap its arms around me” As if there is something elusive about you that longs to be grounded. I really love the imagery in this.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lori πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  29. Love, love your last 3 lines–for me, they are the heart of this beautiful piece!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  30. Jim says:

    Very nice, Sanaa. In general the poem to me had a sad note, lingering to be made open. The last two lines did for me, I was imagining a “Death Wish” here. We all probably have had those at times.
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jim πŸ™‚ so glad the poem resonated with you ❀️

  31. Wendy Bourke says:

    This little piece blew me away.

    ‘There are days when I’m the wind
    urging earth to wrap its arms around me
    and closer keep’

    stunning … fantastic writing!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awwww gosh! ❀️ Thank you so much, Wendy πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it! ❀️

  32. Rall says:

    Love the image of the wind.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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