Putting together

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Putting together;
I realized with a heavy heart just how ephemeral
thoughts truly areβ€”
they avoid the periods of drought as seeds,
all the while
ushering out the old and replacing with new.
I am appalled,
for how is it possible to arrange a bouquet this way?
Putting together
a list, a person, flowers and such
proves to be unfathomable;
when synonyms themselves refuse to come forwardβ€”
life, my darling is a poem in five parts,
which no matter how much we desire cannot possibly be
read all at once,
putting together positive thoughts,
I attempt and sift the clear with the ones most obscure;
I am figuring out how to make this arrangement so that shadows
fall in correct place.

 

 

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Posted for Meeting the Bar @ dVerse Poets Pub

Comments

  1. That’s a poet’s job, Sanaa, putting together, although sometimes we need therapists to put us back together! I love the idea of thoughts avoiding periods of drought. I also love:
    β€˜life, my darling, is a poem in five parts,
    which no matter how much we desire cannot possibly be
    read all at once’ –
    but why five parts?

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      Five parts … infancy, childhood, adolescence, middle age, and finally old age. πŸ™‚

  2. msjadeli says:

    Very cleverly put together and your chosen image is just right, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. Dora says:

    “Put together” in a most lovely way πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. This is absolutely perfect Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  5. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    So clever to use the beginning of put together… which is what poetry is … I will need to try something myself… love how you hid the list so well.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the excellent prompt) 🌹

  6. Lucy says:

    Sanaa, this is absolutely exquisite! Like Kim, I absolutely adored these lines:

    “life, my darling is a poem in five parts,
    which no matter how much we desire cannot possibly be
    read all at once…”

    Regarding the five parts, I think you may be referring to the five stages of grief, or you could be hinting at how life is like a play in five act structure; William Shakespeare is the first to come to mind when thinking of this.

    But, this is so beautifully entwined with delicacy and raw emotion. Excellent work on this piece.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. This is googlicious, a real rocking of the prompt. I, of course love the “life is in five parts”, and like Lucy can see it could refer to so much more. I liked “just how ephemeral thoughts truly are.”

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. Ken Gierke says:

    All of this adds up to one well written poem. πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  9. Grace says:

    I love how clever this putting together list is, from fleeting thoughts to making an arrangement so that shadows
    fall in correct place.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. calmkate says:

    an incredibly clever arrangement of the list, your thoughts and exactly what poets do … love it!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. I am figuring out how to make this arrangement
    so that shadows fall in the correct place

    Unraveling it is easy but putting it together had never been easy. That’s the way things are in life. Great wordcraft Sanaa!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Hank πŸ’„β€οΈ

  12. Putting together is what we do best! Well done Sanaa. It is interesting how you put all this in a great poetic fashion!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. I enjoyed this piece, a beautiful bouquet of well picked words! Great use of the prompt!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. Sarah Connor says:

    Five is a powerful number. In fact, maybe numbers would make a good prompt at some point!

    I love this poem so much. Your last line left me open-mouthed. I literally sat here in silence. It’s just amazing, and it just spoke so directly to me.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. This poem captured why poetry is therapeutic to me. It is like how we gather our thoughts, make sense of each of them, reflect, and try to crack some light despite the dark.

    Beautiful Sanaa, and how I love these lines: life, my darling is a poem in five parts,
    which no matter how much we desire cannot possibly be
    read all at once

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  16. Eugenia says:

    Beautifully “put together!

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  17. robtkistner says:

    Got a late start today Sanaa. But now I’m finally able to start reading the work of my fellow poets. You did a great job with this prompt. Well written!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. Kerfe says:

    Thoughts are layered, but we can only express them in sequence. Well done.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely! Thanks for stopping by, Kerfe πŸ’„β€οΈ

  19. This is wonderful. I didn’t get anything like those prompts-mine were all books and movies and shopping stuff. I must have really boring internet habits.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Alexandra πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  20. Jenna says:

    Beautifully written and put together!

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  21. Julian Leino says:

    Amazing piece you put together! ;-D
    I of course, as I read it from my view point almost felt like our poems were kind of about the same thing..
    “I attempt and sift the clear with the ones most obscure;
    I am figuring out how to make this arrangement so that shadows
    fall in correct place.”.
    The ending was perfect and also feel as you say: “life, my darling is a poem in five parts,
    which no matter how much we desire cannot possibly be
    read all at once,”.
    Light doesn’t illuminate itself, knife can’t cut itself and a human can’t understand him/herself, let alone my subject, Reality.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Julian πŸ™‚ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  22. Misky says:

    This is such a tantalising phrase: “shadows fall in correct place.” Nicely done.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  23. Helen says:

    I attempt to ‘put myself together’ most days and often fail …. your poem was a delight to read and perfectly put together.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  24. Lillian says:

    Sanaa: loving this! Putting it all together indeed. These lines
    “life, my darling is a poem in five parts,
    which no matter how much we desire cannot possibly be
    read all at once,” are particularly wonderful to me!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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