Ode to a passionate muse

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In my darkest days you are the first
glow of dawn that lights the sky,
your pain is as though splitting ofΒ 
seashell that hems in understanding.

I am muse, I am song, yet I am woe
which others reckon their own,
as unadulterated heart I am sound
of the sea crashing upon rocks.

I wish to write words to delve deep
into the poetic mind and retrieve
irrevocable nothings that touch,
hear and taste a world which keeps
me from being myself.

I, am forever bound, to ameliorate
agony of knowing desire better.

 

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β€œI am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want
to better.” – Frida Kahlo

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Comments

  1. Vandana says:

    It reckons the deepest feelings of a hurt heart. Pain sometimes can be beautiful, I guess…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Vandana ❀️

  2. Old Egg says:

    That is often the way that we know ourselves best. I just wish she didn’t have so much unhappiness in her life to go with the pain. However would she have painted so well without that stimulus? Great poem Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. gillena says:

    Words to banish the essence of pain. Good Sanaa. Who needs pain? Give me joy any day

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      Much🌹love

  4. ‘I wish to write words to delve deep
    into the poetic mind and retrieve
    irrevocable nothings that touch,
    hear and taste a world which keeps
    me from being myself’
    Oh yes, me too, Sanaa!.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. Wonderful! My new fav!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. Vivian Zems says:

    your pain is as though splitting of
    seashell that hems in understanding.

    I can visualise this…. its vivid and poignant.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. Well said, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. Bjorn says:

    As often the case I find that your poems land in the best conclusion…
    the agony in the end… what a muse.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. This is beautiful, vivid verse. You capture the beauty and agony of the creative search, expression, passion to express more. Thanks so much for taking part in the prompt!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  10. lillian says:

    Entire poem is beautiful. I especially love these words
    “In my darkest days you are the first
    glow of dawn that lights the sky,”

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. paul scribbles says:

    The difficulty within is captured so well…and the idea that perhaps our best comes from there.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. Jane Dougherty says:

    “I am sound of the sea crashing on rocks” I love that image πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. Simply lovely.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. Amaya says:

    What we are to others can be so varied, as you made me think with, “I am muse, I am song, yet I am woe
    which others reckon their own,”
    that the problem of identity can be a source of pain in itself.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Amaya ❀️

  15. Kanzensakura says:

    I am the sound of sea crashing on rocks…wow.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  16. Truedessa says:

    I am muse, I am song, yet I am woe

    yes, I think many of us are all of those things.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Truedessa ❀️

  17. willow_switches says:

    your pain is as though splitting of
    seashell that hems in understanding.

    wonderfully delightful and startling image – it’s very lovely for the play of juxtapositions

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Pat πŸ™‚ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  18. Jo says:

    This is so good! I especially liked your third stanza!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. Thotpurge says:

    pain is like the splitting of a seashell… lovely line!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  20. Dwight says:

    Very well done! I love all the emotions, images expressed in the poem.
    dwight

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  21. Ayala says:

    Beautifully penned!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  22. Merril Smith says:

    I especially like the second stanza–the words, rhythm, and images–lovely and vivid.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  23. Jennifer Lawrence says:

    “I, am forever bound, to ameliorate agony of knowing desire better.”

    These lines alone say it all!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  24. Chris Evans says:

    Love the third stanza – above all to thyself be true.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ˜€ thanks for stopping by, Chris ❀️

  25. Rebecca says:

    My goodness you have really outdone yourself here, Sanaa! πŸ’™

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  26. The poet has a way to express what the soul often cannot convey.
    Masterfully done.
    Sunny one!!!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  27. The muse is everything…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ˜€ thanks for stopping by, Magaly ❀️

  28. Kerry says:

    I really like the seashell image at the beginning of the poem. It set the tone of the piece very well.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  29. Yes, you do make me think of Frida.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  30. Amrit Sinha says:

    The echoes that reverberate within have so beautifully been brought out in your words. You are a brilliant poet Sanaa πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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