The Heart of a Woman

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The evening shadows painted the fields,
tugging deep at the heart’s smouldering
core. They ask me what I see, what I see
when I’m dreaming, let it not be obscure
let no one else’s name ring through these
sentences. Love is but purging fire.

 

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Posted for ‘Quadrille #52′ @ dVerse Pub

And on ‘Tuesday Platform’ @ Real Toads

Comments

  1. De Jackson says:

    Sanaa, I simply LOVE this:
    “let no one else’s name ring through these
    sentences”

    We all want to be “the one,” don’t we?

    1. Sanaa says:

      Oh yes!❀️ Definitely πŸ˜€ thanks for stopping by, De ❀️

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  2. Bjorn says:

    I do love the sense that dreams can be of that only one.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. that third line repetition adds to the whole feel of dreaminess – lovely Sanaa

    1. Sanaa says:

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

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. I love the idea of evening shadows ‘tugging deep at the heart’s smouldering / core’, and love as a ‘purging fire’. A passionate Quadrille, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. Frank says:

    I like the idea of love being purging fire, not just passion.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. Jane Dougherty says:

    The half line repetition in the middle is goodβ€”it captures the attention.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. That desire of one pure love …beautiful !

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. Jilly says:

    This feels like lyrics – I hear music in your words.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. Kanzensakura says:

    Beautiful and passionate.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. Margaret says:

    I agree – the repeat is very effective.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. Chris Evans says:

    “let no one else’s name ring through these
    sentences”… Such burning passion in those closing lines! Lovely πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. Sara McNulty says:

    Love as a purging fire absolutely smolders in the brain, and other spots. Love this, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. Dwight says:

    Your dreams, the purging fire of love! Such good lines. Not for anyone else but you!
    Dwight

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. Mish says:

    You had me at shadows painting….reminding me of my backyard trees. Beautiful, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. Jae Rose says:

    A stunning poem Sanaa – simply beautiful

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  16. Thotpurge says:

    Dreams are not that loyal..thinking things you otherwise wouldn’t dare to πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Rajani ❀️

  17. Sarah Connor says:

    This feels very classical. I love the burning intensity.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. Rommy says:

    The form and repetition add to the dreamy feel. Nice!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. This reads like a prayer before bed. I like the ambiguity of the last line, which leaves me wonder if loving or the processing of being loved (or both) is the purging the speaker is referring to. Wondering is good…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Magaly ❀️

  20. Rall says:

    Your name only is on it πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      πŸ˜‰

  21. Love your first line!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  22. Vivian Zems says:

    Ah! To be “The One”… i wish someone would dream this of me… and me alone! Wonderful!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  23. Amaya says:

    When you say, “They ask me what I see, what I see
    when I’m dreaming…” I think of it as a violation of something sacred, as if, were I to tell them, then I’d never see those again, neither in dreamscapes nor made manifest in reality. There is so much beauty in this poem, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  24. This is beautiful Sanaa! A new favorite for me of yours!!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  25. I just commented on Kim’s poem about Van Gogh, about his passion, and then come here to yet more of the same. I think fire tends, in so many ways, to be an effective metaphor in these cases.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  26. rosemawrites says:

    that last line says it all. love this!

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  27. ‘Love is but purging fire’ – this has a ring of Shakespeare, Sanaa – it reminds me of Sonnet 45!.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  28. Old Egg says:

    True love certainly does purge memories of other flames. Sadly some are fickle and love a smorgasbord of partners, yet others remain steadfast with their one true love all their lives. So clearly they have stoked each others fires mutually.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Robin ❀️

  29. Jim says:

    Thank you, Sanaa, for sharing. We fellows need all the insight we can get on the tickings in a woman’s heart. From being married 45 years I have gleamed “Love” and “Help” fairly clean from Mrs. Jim.
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  30. “The one”, we either want to be that person or have that person in our lives. Lovely!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  31. Simply brilliant, Sanaa! Simply brilliant! Love your last line, especially!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  32. Loved the flow of the poetry and Sanaa your last line is bang on πŸ™‚

    Cheers
    MeenalSonal from AuraOfThoughts

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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