Of love and new beginnings

Spread the love

And you’ll see them unfolding in snow,
consume the woes of cold January sun
and my heart would taste our laughter,
oh embrace the change brought on by
gesturing years.

The destined sky was filled with clouds,
as I pause and reflect on the emotions
weaving the strands of my soul.

He was made of all things complicated,
and though I couldn’t make sense was
drawn deeper still into the roaring tide.

Perhaps love means to stand by one even
if they give us a thousand reasons not to.
And if that’s so, how beautifully blind we
become so as to ignore their faults-

I close the window on doubt and set foot
on a path to new beginnings.

 

Photo credits: Pixabay

Word List: Pause, reflect, unfolding, years. Also linking to Leo’s WednesdayVerses

Posted for Get Listed: January Edition @ Real Toads

and posted on Open Link Night @ dVerse Poets Pub

Comments

  1. Vivian Zems says:

    Beautiful Sanaa! I embrace the thought of shutting out doubt and venturing into the unknown.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. Angie says:

    Love covers ALL. I love the picture you paired with your poem…’and you’ll see them unfolding in snow.’ Silly yellow flower knows no bounds. That’s the power.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww gosh!❀ Thank you so much, Angie πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it!❀

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  3. Candy says:

    β€˜He was made of all things complicated’ – I love that line! And there is such hope at the end

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Candace 😊 so glad you enjoyed it ❀

  4. gillena says:

    “The destined sky was filled with clouds”
    Luv your gaze towards the sky. Mine took me to the sight of a rainbow this morning and reflected on all of the colour in our celebrations of Carnival;

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena 😊 so good to see you ❀

  5. belle says:

    Oh, how I love this: “and my heart would taste our laughter”

    And this, of course:
    “oh embrace the change brought on by
    gesturing years.”

    “He was made of all things complicated” … I wouldn’t expect anything less. πŸ™‚

    Beautiful, and hopeful, ending.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Belle 😊 so glad you liked it ❀

  6. Magyar says:

    Nice!
    “beautifully blind” – “to ignore their faults”
    __ We see, but look beyond their faults and laud their virtues; virtues concur, to conquer the flaws.

    this growing sun
    moves darkened clouds aside
    bird song

    _m

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Magyar 😊 so good to see you ❀️

  7. Frank says:

    I like the idea of standing by even with reasons not to.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Frank 😊 so glad you liked it ❀️

  8. Xenia Tran says:

    I love the image of the snow-covered flowers and their reflection in your first line ‘And you’ll see them unfolding in snow’ – a beautiful write Sanaa :o) xxx

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww gosh!❀️ Thank you so much, Xenia ☺️ so glad you enjoyed it!❀️

  9. Your poem begins with a beautiful opening line, Sanaa: ‘And you’ll see them unfolding in snow’, presenting January as a month of change and hope, as in ‘The destined sky’, although it is still tinged with clouds, and
    ‘I close the window on doubt and set foot
    on a path to new beginnings’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim 😊 so glad you liked it ❀

  10. Bjorn says:

    Doubt is what stops us… and even if it hurts sometimes we need to leave it sometimes… open that window and leave… that’s the way.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😊 thanks for stopping by, Bjorn ❀

  11. alison says:

    A very thought-provoking piece. I found this bit especially poignant- Perhaps love means to stand by one even
    if they give us a thousand reasons not to.
    Love to you. XXX

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Alison 😊 so good to see you ❀

      Lots of love to you too!

  12. Charlie Zero the Poet says:

    Exploring the unknown is the gift of a poet to journey forth and rid off doubt.

    Excellent writing my friend. πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Charlie 😊 so glad you enjoyed it ❀

  13. Grace says:

    It takes great risk to decide on that path ~ Thanks for joining in ~

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Grace 😊 so good to see you ❀

  14. Victoria says:

    He was made of all things complicated,
    and though I couldn’t make sense was
    drawn deeper still into the roaring tide.

    There is a point when we have to figure out what to do with that. We are all complicated for sure, but somehow the attraction seems to have an even stronger pull when we sense that this is someone who cannot really be “had.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😊 thanks for stopping by, Victoria ❀

  15. Sue Anderson says:

    I am a fan of steadfastness, but sometimes new beginnings are needed. I enjoyed reading your poem. Thanks.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sue 😊 so glad you liked it ❀

  16. kaykuala says:

    I close the window on doubt and set foot
    on a path to new beginnings.

    That should be the case. To give it the chance it deserves and so start a new beginning!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😊 thanks for stopping by, Hank ❀

  17. Old Egg says:

    This is one of the saddest poems of yours I have read Sanaa. It is beautiful in the way you have set the scene, described the outcome and illustrated the poem with such a sad photo.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin 😊 so glad you liked it ❀

  18. Reema Dsouza says:

    This is so beautiful! And yes, love means to stand by each other even when we have a thousand reasons not to!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww gosh!❀ Thank you so much, Reema πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it!❀

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  19. Kerry says:

    Perhaps love means to stand by one even
    if they give us a thousand reasons not to.

    These words really resonate with me… Thanks for a beautiful poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  20. Sara McNulty says:

    That second stanza is stunning in word and image.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  21. kanzensakura says:

    Beautiful Sanaa! One of your best. “Perhaps love means to stand by one even
    if they give us a thousand reasons not to.” Sheer perfection in this and truth and hope.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww gosh!❀ Thank you so much, Toni πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it!❀

  22. Dwight says:

    Of love and new beginnings. Well done…. You described a lasting relationship very well. Blind to faults and the thousand reasons.
    You last line caught me … Did she stay or did she start anew?
    Dwight

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (Ofcourse she stayed πŸ™‚ that’s what love’s all about!)

  23. This poem closes on such an optimistic note!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  24. I’m glad your heroine escaped. Yes, too often we are blind to faults until we lose ourselves. Then it’s harder to come back and try for those new beginnings.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Sarah ❀

  25. Imelda says:

    Lovely opening to capture interest. Love the hopeful ending, too. πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  26. So beautiful…Love is such a complicated thing.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  27. Bekkie says:

    What a story of love! How can the heart take it?

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  28. Margaret says:

    “Perhaps love means to stand by one even
    if they give us a thousand reasons not to.”

    Hearts overcome many things!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Margaret 😊 so good to see you ❀

  29. Bryan says:

    Forgiving of faults its certainly an important part of love!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Bryan ❀

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