Now that the leaves from the sugar gum trees have fallen

Basket of figs is enough to wish upon;Β 
saccharine, swirling dark empty spaces,
do they really exist for us to lose ourselves in?
For the avoidance of doubt
the chords of guitar have marked these fingers,
they are washed all over faded denim
snug, ripped at the knees and hot.
I’d like to think the one you conceal from everyone is visible
to me and my breath only;
stirred, the winter wind continues to blow
now that the leaves from the sugar gum trees have fallen,
they are so proud as though carob skin was their glory
all along-
they are instruments meant to cajole the swooping birds;
won’t you listen,
the bluegrass is something of a wonder that beckons
even from a distance.

 

 

 

Photo credits: Pinterest

Grace is our hostess today at dVerse with another prompt on
synaesthesia, this time on the cross over between music
and
color. Come join us! πŸ’

Posted for MTB: Synesthesia @ dVerse Poets Pub

32 thoughts on “Now that the leaves from the sugar gum trees have fallen

  1. rob kistner says:

    This was musical and magical. I loved the images you created. Really well done Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rob πŸ™‚ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  2. RedCat says:

    Oh Sanaa, this is magical! I was especially titillated by “I’d like to think the one you conceal from everyone is visible
    to me and my breath only” πŸ’–

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. calmkate says:

    serenely romantic, you can’t help yourself!

    Carob skin and cajoling resonate, lovely

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. Good on you, you scribed a beautiful poem, rocked the prompt, and sprinkled it with romance. I liked “they are washed all over faded denim snug, ripped at the knees and hot.”

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. Mary Hood says:

    This is stunning!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  6. Grace says:

    I love the music from the sounds of nature: winter wind, falling leaves from sugar gum trees falling, birds, bluegrass.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt) 🌹

  7. Eugenia says:

    Music at its finest orchestrated by nature!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. lynn__ says:

    Amazing orchestration of color, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. Intimate and beautiful, I liked this line, “I’d like to think the one you conceal from everyone is visible to me and my breath only” The image brings a similar vibe which is haunting and poignant. Loved it!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. I like the chords of guitar have marked these fingers,
    they are washed all over faded denim

    Very nicely done!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. Ingrid says:

    A beautiful poem of love hidden away in winter:
    ‘I’d like to think the one you conceal from everyone is visible
    to me and my breath only’
    – just delightful πŸ™

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. The title is such a hook, Sanaa, and the opening lines so sweet with the basket of figs – a hint of Christmas over here, as figgy pudding is in one of our traditional songs. The lines that touched me most reminded me of my misspent youth:
    β€˜the chords of guitar have marked these fingers,
    they are washed all over faded denim
    snug, ripped at the knees and hot.’
    Guitar and faded denim belong together.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. You always take me away to this ethereal place. Simply lovely Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. I read it, and then read it again, and then read it aloud. It settles in the brain then flits back out and you have to read it again.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Alexandra πŸ™‚ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  15. Kerfe says:

    I like the way the human music weaves in and out with that of the natural world–as it should be.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  16. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    I love this… the sugary colors made me think how music might stick, just like candy sticks to your fingers

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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