On a cold December evening

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An exquisite log fire crackled in the inglenook;
marmalade orange flame
and epoch of memories lit the otherwise dark
and dreary living roomβ€”
I am intrigued,
for a poem begs to be read on his beckoning lips:
of woods, quiet wars and feral seas.

 

 

 

Photo credits: Fabian Perez, 1967 | Embrace series, Pinterest

Linda is our hostess today at dVerse and the word is “Inglenook.” Come join us! πŸ’

Posted for Quadrille #118 @ dVerse Poets Pub

Comments

  1. All the right ingredients, poetry reading, crackling fire like marmalade. I was intrigued about “inglenook” so looked it up.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. Sanaa- this is beautiful and I especially love ‘feral seas’- perfect!

    1. I like that, and I also like this:

      marmalade orange

      SO sweet.

      -David

      1. Sanaa says:

        ❀️❀️❀️

    2. Sanaa says:

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

  3. That’s just what I need this cold December evening, Sanaa, β€˜marmalade orange flame / and epoch of memories’, and a poem begging to be read.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    I love the feral seas… sounds like a place where you want to end up riding the waves.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. Ingrid says:

    You’ve fired up (sorry) my imagination to learn more of your romantic hero for whom: ‘ a poem begs to be read on his beckoning lips:/of woods, quiet wars and feral seas.’ And you’ve used enjambment so dramatically in ‘ lit the otherwise dark/and dreary living roomβ€”’ I love how this can be read two ways. Beautifully written.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. Helen L Dehner says:

    The image and words accompanying it are beautiful …..

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  7. Lucy says:

    Sanaa, Sanaa, Sanaa, you great poetess, you never fail to make me feel so utterly like a puddle as you write this warmth that melts my icicle heart:

    “marmalade orange flame”

    This is lovely especially. I also quite loved these few lines:

    “I am intrigued,
    for a poem begs to be read on his beckoning lips:
    of woods, quiet wars and feral seas.”

    That desperation and hope, all in contrast to the serenity of warmth coalesced in winter by the fire. I can imagine the narrator curled up by that fire, reading their own poetry to the shadows. And in the flames that dance, they feel the quiet build, they feel the isolation a moment recalls when alone. Beautifully, beautifully penned.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awwww gosh! Thank you so much, Lucy πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  8. “Beautifully penned” indeed. Your last line is killer good. I wonder though about “quiet wars” in our new age, both cold and quiet perhaps, computer battlefields. Your romantic soul has found the balance for the prompt; kudos.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. Jane Dougherty says:

    I agree, that last line is intriguing. Who are they, and why are they there?

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. Oh, that penultimate line says it all, Sanaa. Well done.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. Gillena Cox says:

    Beautiful romantic quadrille

    MuchπŸ’—love

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      Much love …

  12. Ahhh, beautiful. I think I’m in love. That last line is wondrous too!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. This is lovely Sanaa. I absolutely loved the last line and “feral seas”
    Beautiful β˜ΊοΈπŸ’•

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. msjadeli says:

    Burning orange marmalade fire and listening to his lips speak poetry what a winning combination. Sizzling!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. The wordplay is beautiful in this, the “quiet wars and feral seas” is unexpected and endearing at the end. I feel like she just may make the first move… 🍷

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  16. Misky says:

    Quiet wars and ferrel seas. What a bold combination!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  17. lynn says:

    Perfection, Sanaa!

  18. Mary Hood says:

    I love how the epoch memories stayed in the dark and dreary living room.

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