The Graveyard

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I stood, murmuring to reticent moon
as autumn adorned with russet and gold
blew past the graveyard harshly
binding with briars, past hopes and dreams.

I held onto the remains of a wilted rose
reminiscing beneath the morning sun.
Torn amid right and wrong, I had forgotten
what’s real, and now shades ofΒ forbearance
have woes concealed.

I gazed upon the fading hues of green,
as autumn gestured to the begrudging trees,
binding with briars, past hopes and dreams.

 

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Posted for ‘Sunday Mini-Challenge’ @ Real Toads

and Posted on the Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

Comments

  1. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    This is so bittersweet, the love that passes across the abyss of death… and so romantic.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. Love binds but all remains to cling to is a wilted rose…beautifully written melancholia.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. kanzensakura says:

    Bittersweet and melancholy. The rose that grows also wilts.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Toni ❀️

  4. Gina says:

    Oh the silent sobs of the heart that is left behind XXX

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. Ooh, briars in the graveyard binding hearts and bones with such a bittersweet romantic tone. I love the final triplet, Sanaa, but shouldn’t it be ‘I gazed’, in keeping with the rest of the poem?

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (Oops! You’re right I’ll go fix it.. thank you)

  6. kaykuala says:

    as autumn gestured to
    the begrudging trees,

    A very classic way of putting it Sanaa!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. Kerry says:

    The repeating line conveys a wistful mood, in keeping with the season and lost hopes and dreams.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  8. Mary says:

    I can really picture this pensive scene, Sanaa. There is something about an autumnal graveyard this time of year.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Mary ❀️

  9. I love the repeated line, and the beauty of the scene described.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. Hi Sanaa, this is a lovely poem, full of beautiful imagery, thanks for sharing it.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, John πŸ™‚ so good to see you ❀️

  11. Jamztoma says:

    How beautiful, you told it so tenderly and brilliantly. I loved this Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, James πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  12. Vandana says:

    A faded life..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Vandana ❀️

  13. Thotpurge says:

    Great atmosphere in the opening verse…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. of all these lovely lines, I love the reticent moon.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. gillena says:

    This is definitely my favourite image Sanaa

    “as autumn gestured to the begrudging trees,”

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  16. Sumana Roy says:

    Autumn is quite a character here. All the images are so poignant.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  17. Myrna says:

    Such a beautiful way to describe grief. It has its own wilting beauty. Lovely witing.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. Julian says:

    Beautiful poetry, as always.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Julian πŸ™‚ so good to see you ❀️

  19. The disappearance of the summer is haunting. I love to murmur at the moon.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  20. Paul says:

    Hopes and dreams bound is so melancholic.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Paul ❀️

  21. Absolutely beautiful as you weave this metaphor….and how I feel somedays as autumn wanes.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  22. Just Barry says:

    I love the melodic pace you create here. Though the subject matter is full of bone-chilling loss, the tempo has an intriguing pulse.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Barry πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  23. A lovely riff off Blake. I particularly like the ‘begrudging trees’.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  24. Audrey says:

    I love your middle stanza –lush and multilayered in meaning–

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  25. Wendy Bourke says:

    ‘autumn gestured to the begrudging trees’ … what a visual … what an image … what a metaphor. An awesome poem!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  26. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    Hopes and dreams bound with briars? Ouch! πŸ˜‰

    1. Sanaa says:

      Indeed πŸ˜‰ thanks for stopping by, MMT ❀️

  27. Margaret says:

    I have a few flower petals preserved… love the line “held onto the remains of a wilted rose”

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  28. β€œ…autumn gestured to the begrudging trees…”. Love this!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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