The hour before midnight

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Melancholy was a lover dressed
in red
with a burden of mortality
and mind filled
with dread,

I beg to be released
lest heart be taken
with lust,

be naked as sky
and unwilling to change.
Yet I imagine you dreaming
only of me.

 

Photo credits: Pinterest

Posted for QuadrilleΒ #71 @dVerse Pub

And on Tuesday Platform @ Real Toads

Comments

  1. rob kistner says:

    That is really beautiful Sanaa…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. De Jackson says:

    You write the most beautiful love poetry, Sanaa. I LOVE this line:
    “naked as sky
    and unwilling to change.”

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt) 🌹

  3. Such a perfect description of melancholy.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. Grace says:

    I really like that opening line of melancholy dressed red. Sweet dreams then!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. Very nice! An interesting dilemma! The ongoing conflict of losing control and becoming vulnerable!
    Great Photo! A Yin and Yang of sorts!!
    A Great line… Naked as the sky and dreaming of me!!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. Margaret says:

    …sounds like a “love” better left untouched if I’m reading it correctly.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Margaret ❀️

  7. What a great way to be – naked as sky”. I can get into that.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. Thotpurge says:

    Melancholy is a terrible thing, worse at midnight!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Rajani ❀️

  9. Frank Hubeny says:

    I liked that reference to imagining at the end.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. Opens with fire and slowly cools into dreaming – a poem with impact Sanaa

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. Rommy says:

    Falling in love with melancholy can drain a heart.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Rommy ❀️

  12. A melancholy lover and a fear of the heart being naked and unwilling to change – love is cruel, Sanaa, but inspires beautiful poetry

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. Kislaya says:

    Melancholy can shred a person apart, and that too before midnight – can be a painful one.
    Love the accompanying picture

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. HA says:

    Loved your description of melancholy β€” there is a certain lilt in your words which I really liked, as they rise and bloom into this solemn image. I understand that kind of imagination and how damaging it can be. Very well penned, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awwww gosh! ❀️ Thank you so much, Anmol πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it! ❀️

  15. Melancholy in a red dress, how cool. I like “naked as sky and unwilling to change” so much.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  16. lynn says:

    We all carry that burden of mortality and an unwillingness to change, I think. Evocative words and image!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  17. Melancholy and enigmatic. An intriguing write.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. The dream, the want of being our beloved’s only one is such a pull…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ˜€ thanks for stopping by, Magaly ❀️

  19. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    If only we can… be part of a dream… love your quadrille

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  20. Kislaya says:

    Visiting again from Real Toads – your poem is subtle yet bold
    The duality expressed in this line is beautiful – ‘Yet I imagine you dreaming only of me’
    Things we ‘wish’ and ‘do not wish’ at the same time – human nature!!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  21. M says:

    wistful, and an excellent twist in those closing lines

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  22. kaykuala h says:

    It is nice to feel wanted forever within easy distance of a loved one!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Hank ❀️

  23. Herotomost says:

    There can be comfort in melancholy, but you are right that we have to be careful not to fall into that trap, for Melancholy is not a suitable way of life for those vibrant minds who need to create in color!!! Wonderful!!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  24. Priya Bhaskar says:

    If only we could truly let go. Stunning write, Sanaa! πŸ’™

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  25. Alyssa says:

    Love this. We carry them like pieces of a past .. one we can not put together.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Alyssa ❀️

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