The ineluctable charm of his huskier than normal voice

They return after the shadows blend into the dark;
stars, filling the sky
as pale corn does the freshly turned ground—
and as much as I would like to deny,
he gets me every time,
a place to disappear into, a soft surrender
and a feeling accompanied
by heavy, sensual potential of what is to come.

How can I describe him now?
There seem to be no words fit enough, no words
to do justice to huskier than normal voice,
as molasses
made from cane, golden in hue and rich
in taste,
with a delicate aroma,

gazing deep into my being, all the while,
tenderly
caressing my thoughts with sensitivity
inbred—
I am just here waiting
to breathe again,

too much of something good is dangerous and I
have never excelled at moderation.

And I wonder, if this is because lesser parts of us are
found more in each other;
because even berries require favorable conditions
to flourish,
his voice, dares me be disciple of decadent,
distance defying,
delectable,
deep religion, craving a conversation and
deeming me as his equal;

this isn’t something that can be overlooked.

Can I tell him? Cosmic explosions, chemical reactions
continue to invade my mind;
hold me, I am of the opinion
that blossoms open in an instant
of intuition,
as though to infuse the wind—
kiss me, for the world is weary
and romance, in turn, needs to be reimbursed—
honey brushed lips,
forgetting everything that exists in its surroundings,
forgive me,
I seem to have lost track of time, daydreaming.

 

 

 

 

Photo credits: Woman reading a magazine in a cafe, Pexels.

Posted for Open Link LIVE – February Edition @dVerse Poets Pub

34 thoughts on “The ineluctable charm of his huskier than normal voice

  1. Ron Rowland says:

    Loved every line, but perhaps this one a little more than the others: “too much of something good is dangerous and I have never excelled at moderation.”

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. Oloriel says:

    “too much of something good is dangerous and I
    have never excelled at moderation.” – I find a little bit of myself in these lines. The poem reminded me of a sensation, like feeling gentle raindrops falling on the skin.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. Ken Gierke says:

    And a lovely daydream it is!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. Ain says:

    Beautiful, smoulders with utter sensuality, with delectable aliteration and sounds, but also deep philosophy, as in this wonderful line – And I wonder, if this is because lesser parts of us are
    found more in each other;…amaying….and I just loved the ending….no wonder he swooned, and fainted!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. Brendan says:

    Sensuality of language floats over its ocean of consummations, dappled, darling, daring but never deeply indulged — that’s for when the lights go out. The husk of voice is enough to weave these gorgeous webs. Lavish for us here Sanaa, so few poets can.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. Wonderful work, SR. I enjoyed your reading and esp like all that alliteration in S3. You’re my favoritr romantic.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. Gillena Cox says:

    Enjoyed your live reading of this poem .
    Much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      Much love back..

  8. Every line in the last stanza made me sigh, I loved hearing you read this as I watched the recording, and learning that your fiance swooned! 💫💓

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. Grace says:

    How romantic and sensual to be daydreaming ….

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. rob kistner says:

    This is so sensuous Sanaa. Very honest and vulnerable, which makes it enticingly beautiful. Wonderful write. What a pleasure listening to you read it today! 😃 An aside— my wife said she was attracted to me before she ever saw me, when she heard my voice behind her, as I was speaking with a customer at my audio/video store. She turned and walked over to say hello. I am so glad that she did… 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Oh how lovely! Thank you so much, Rob 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  11. So beautiful and romantic, Sanaa. I can see why your fiancé swooned. ❤️
    I loved your reading. Thank you for hosting!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. Astrid says:

    This is such a sensual, romantic poem. I love this little daydream.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. Veera says:

    his voice, dares me be disciple of decadent,
    distance defying,
    delectable, deep religion, craving a conversation and
    deeming me as his equal;

    These lines speak loud! Wonderful poem 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. Beautiful!! I wish I could of heard you read this out loud!!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. The beauty of the language matches the sensual feast of the content; a marriage that gives the poem power and depth.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  16. A wonderful poem Sanaa! I learned a new word today. :>) This is a wonderfully beautiful line:
    I am of the opinion
    that blossoms open in an instant of intuition,
    as though to infuse the wind—

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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