Outside The Sky’s Etched In Wild Colours

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Like the color yellow
indulge in the soft rays of twilight,
embrace healing,
breathe in the honey scent of double-early tulips,
sit back and relax
cradle a coffee mug,
return to the glossy pages of a magazine
we have managed to reach the end of April
and the mind
as we know it is completely saturated,
rewind, reboot, recharge
savour the taste of brown butter pecan bourbon ice-cream,
the melody
of a Poet’s muse is similar to an Artist’s brush stroke,
to the flickering fate of fireflies,
inhale every detail of your surroundings, the atmosphere
and before you know it,
a poem will emerge sweet as consummating souls
kissing passionately,
I have learned with time that in order to write on diligently,
one must learn to remove all trace of doubt,
trust their instinct and simply let go.

 

Photo credits: Ben Kolde, Unsplash

Posted for Poems in April @ Real Toads

Comments

  1. This is a poem bursting with savouring moments, Sanaa! You’ve captured the essence of yellow in your opening lines, in the soft rays and honey scent and, although it’s early morning, I’m longing for a taste of brown butter pecan bourbon ice-cream! I especially love the comparison of poetic melody to an artist’s brush stroke and the lines:
    ‘…before you know it,
    a poem will emerge sweet as consummating souls
    kissing passionately’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awwww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Kim 😀 so glad you enjoyed it! ❤️

  2. Helen Patrice says:

    That beautiful trust we poets must have that the words will come, same as the sun will rise.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Helen ❤️

  3. the real cie says:

    I have never been able to erase all trace of doubt, but I vomit out words on pretty much a daily basis. I don’t think anyone will ever read them.
    I like yellow. It’s one of those colors I’m not “supposed” to wear. I do sometimes anyway.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Real Cie 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  4. Well, it’s working for you, my love! (And yes, I want some of that icecream too.)

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  5. erbiage says:

    love it when you savor! remove doubt, trust, let go. such wisdom!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Eric 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  6. Manicddaily says:

    A very nice way to proceed, and also break. I especially like the ice cream! k.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Karin 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt) 🌹

  7. Toni Spencer says:

    Good way to go. Let go and let poetry.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Toni ❤️

  8. Namratha says:

    Relax, savor the moment inhaling it completely and letting the words flow, I definitely relate to your words.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Namratha 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you ❤️

  9. Jim says:

    And sometimes those instincts are so revealing. I often censor mine. Actually I also let my imagination soar. I write a line or two in my poem right then and there, later moving these lines to draft poem start that I might use later. Today it was “I wanna be …”
    If what you read of mine is questionable as to pertaining to me or someone else check my labels for “Fi ction”.
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jim 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  10. Oh Sanaa, this is so lovely, and being a poet is like that isn’t it? You have described us so well!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Linda 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  11. Kerry says:

    we have managed to reach the end of April…

    I am literally counting the days.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Kerry ❤️

  12. HA says:

    This is indeed so beautiful, Sanaa! You provide us with the much needed words for relaxing and taking it as it comes.

    Arz kiya hai,
    “muntazir hain dam-e-rukhsat ki ye mar jaaye to jaayein
    phir ye ehsaan ki hum chodd ke jaate bhi nahin”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Waah waah! To that I would have to say,

      “ho chuka qata taalluq toh jafaen kyun hon,
      jin ko matlab nahin rehta wo satate bhi nahin.”

      Thank you so much, Anmol 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  13. Yes, we must trust the words will come. It appears the words have been present with you this month. This is beautiful

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  14. Sara McNulty says:

    While it is difficult to erase all traces of doubt, it is a worthwhile goal. Only then are you really free to write. This is beautiful, Sanaa. Now, where’s my ice cream??

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

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