Red Language

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The wind in its monochrome musings is no longer indifferent,
it’s curious
to the effect that cherry nearly neon pink
that appear in clusters are offered reinforcements
in exchange for answers—
exactly how does one grasp something as fleeting as whispers?
If I could hear the words that take form in the wild storm
of your being,
believe me I’d reciprocate by using red language;
vernacular, if I am to be direct—I place my faith entirely upon detail
as I choose to side with weighty rather than whim,
this vinaigrette dressing of desire would disband all doubt,
together with crumbled blue cheese,
chives, lettuce, spinach, halved strawberries
and candied pecans,              

its subtlety alone would ignite emotion otherwise lost in translation,
consuming the heart, the mind, the body and soul
with forbidden knowledge—
I imagine a blush as perfect as early black kissing your skin.
The wind holding its breath is the sole witness,
forevermore
in anticipation even though she knows it begins and ends
within herself;
do we ever truly comprehend?

 

 

 

Photo credits: Pinterest

Grace hosts at dVerse and invites us to utilize personification,
imagery or both. Come join us! 💝

This poem is inspired by the title of Heid E. Erdrich’s poetic
masterpiece
‘Red Language.’

Posted for MTB: Personification and Imagery @ dVerse Poets Pub

Comments

  1. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Oh… you made me hungry with that salad… I need to expand my cooking into a blue cheese domain.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  2. Grace says:

    Gorgeous use of color, red stands out for me and the appeal to the taste buds (cheese, pecans). The wind holding its breath, is the silent witness to one’s musings & thoughts of forbidden language. Fantastic passionate line here:
    believe me I’d reciprocate by using red language;

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Grace 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

      (and thank you for the fabulous prompt) 🌹

  3. Ingrid says:

    I always admire your use of imagery, Sanaa, and this poem is a feast for the senses ‘blue cheese,
    chives, lettuce, spinach, halved strawberries
    and candied pecans, ‘ – I can taste them all, and beneath all these sensations there is great emotional depth.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. You made excellent use of colour in this poem, Sanaa, from the wind’s ‘monochrome musings’ (great ‘mm’ alliteration here) to the various shades of red. The salad made my mouth water!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, my dearest Kim 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  5. Jane Dougherty says:

    I like that idea of language being red, and you showed how it could be.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jane 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

  6. msjadeli says:

    So many appetizers leading to (hopefully) the entree.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lisa 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  7. I read this as metaphor, as a love song/poem. Passion and taste buds are forever linked. I always have been attracted to women who eat and cook and kiss with gusto.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. calmkate says:

    lol you have ignited so many senses, taste and colour! Alluding to deeper sensual matters, it’s a tantalising treat ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kate 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  9. I’ll simply echo all of the above comments Sanaa, and add my admiration for the wind, holding its breath.
    Super.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ron 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

  10. This was like a third person speaking for the wind, and your foray into red left me with a great desire for a salad! Apparently I wasn’t the only one. Well done.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. in anticipation even though she knows it begins and ends
    within herself;
    do we ever truly comprehend?

    Very good close, Sanaa and a very good question. Do we! One often gets distracted, that’s why!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Hank 💄❤️

  12. Eugenia says:

    Stunning use of imagery drawing the reader into a delicious antipasti.

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  13. Lovely Sanaa. I too, like Glenn, read it as a love metaphor. Either way, it was stunning 💕🥰

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Christine 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  14. Kerfe says:

    I imagine the wind knows quite a bit more than she lets on…I like the meal you’ve gathered for her here.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. Beautifully done Sanaa! I found these lines intriguing…
    exactly how does one grasp something as fleeting as whispers?

    and… If I could hear the words that take form in the wild storm
    of your being…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Dwight 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  16. Sarah Connor says:

    I like the shift from monochrome to red, and your use of detailing. The appeal to all the senses.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sarah 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  17. Sanaa, this poem is truly artful.

    do we ever truly comprehend?

    I have to say that your poem leaves me somewhat feeling that I am simply not clever enough to comprehend 😉

    Shabbat Shalom,
    David

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, David 😀 that’s truly very kind of you to say so 💄❤️

  18. Sight, touch, taste, sound

    A sensual sonnet

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  19. Helen Dehner says:

    This is a luscious poem …. hoping you saved a few candied pecans and strawberries for me!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Helen 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  20. Jim Feeney says:

    I like the swirling rhythm, the tumble and the colour of this, Sanaa, great stuff, Jim

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  21. Prats says:

    This is such a gorgeous poem 🙂 Love the imagery in this..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Prats 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

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