The Law of Attraction

It begins with scent; cedarwood, berry and musk,
the kind that reminds one
of the woods, where the path is navigated
not by sight but
by faith and memory— and then with touch,
the silken fibres of being set on fire,
willingly, lavender sheets awaiting instruction,
as though reading in-between the lines,
it’s a pull deeper than tides.

The soft, supple skin of the wrist is witness;
as cornucopia of emotions follow,
the lips, uncertain at first,
as though looking towards the last rays of dusk
for approval,
gather momentum and kiss—
the law of attraction is simple; as a rose is,
it has both fragrance and thorn,
both, roots in the earth and foliage that stretches
to the sky,
but moreover, it requires comprehension,
think of it as art, eager to bloom,
think of it as the moon amidst black clouds,
and then you will know.

And then, with taste— amber sweetness of honey
and humble gaiety of peach,
it’s nothing short of a love letter to the tongue,
the one that comforts in moments
reflective,
an unsung ode to the body and soul,
the law of attraction is delectable, is dark,
is dangerous and deep,
for one forgets everything that has been learned;
I salivate, knowing it’s true.

And lastly; it whips with eyelashes, softly at first
and then deliberately
as though begging for admittance—
listen carefully, those earthy hues are everything,
they tell of disposition,
not in the way those cheesy romance novels do,
but in a way
that one can feel the summer rain,
the warmth of everlasting hearth and hot cocoa,
the law of attraction is self-evident—
how we interpret it, sets the tone in the end.
Are you up for it?

 

 

 

 

 

Photo credits: Macro of a pink tulip at the Memphis Botanic Garden, Unsplash.

Posted for Open Link LIVE #322- August Edition @dVerse Poets Pub

Comments

  1. Grace says:

    I so enjoyed your reading – full of confidence. Love the use of senses of scents and taste, and the conclusion of interpreting and being up for it. Thank you for hosting OLN Live!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Grace 😀 so glad you enjoyed the reading of the poem! Always a pleasure hosting dVerse Open Link LIVE 💄❤️

  2. Excellent primer on how to navigate those first fumbling moments of attraction. I like the notion that attraction is double-edged and double-sided; like the movie FATAL ATTRACTION.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (That is an excellent movie, yes!) 🙂

  3. Xenia Tran says:

    Beautifully and sensitively written Sanaa, I love how you travel with scent, memory and touch (interwoven with the elements and seasonal references) on this journey.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! Thank you so much, Xenia 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  4. This:

    think of it as art, eager to bloom,
    think of it as the moon amidst black clouds,
    and then you will know.

    That’s gorgeous.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. Mary says:

    This is absolutely exquisite!! I love “a pull deeper than tides”.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. A marvelous poem Sanaa. I love how you weave in every nuance of connection that occurs when that sense of attraction hits us. Perhaps this is the sixth sense! To answer your question… sometimes it hits us totally out of the blue and there is nothing to do but deal with it or let it flow!
    Sorry I missed the live-feed today. I was working at the Habitat Restore.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Dwight 😀 so glad the poem appealed to you 💄❤️

      Hope to see you in our next LIVE session 🙂

  7. I so enjoyed hearing you read this, Sanaa! (And great to see you, too!)
    I love all the small details you put into this–the wrist, the scents and tastes. I love “a love letter to the tongue” ❤️ The way you explore “the law of attraction” is wonderful!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. Sunra Rainz says:

    Yes, I am!! 😀 So wonderful to read this at my leisure after hearing you share it last night, Sanaa. Often I’ve wanted to hear the poem a second time after you’ve read it as there’s always so much going on and so many lines to savour. You’ve encapsulated romance and that rising passion and uncertainty in the early stages of wooing, imo, anyway! The whole thing is divine but these lines/images are just wonderful:

    “It begins with scent”

    “lavender sheets awaiting instruction
    as though reading in-between the lines”

    “the lips, uncertain at first,
    as though looking towards the last rays of dusk
    for approval”

    “think of it as art, eager to bloom,
    think of it as the moon amidst black clouds,
    and then you will know.”

    “the law of attraction is delectable, is dark,
    is dangerous and deep”

    One of my favourites of yours! <3

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww gosh! Thank you so much, Sunra 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you! I had a alot of fun writing this one 💄❤️

  9. ain says:

    Stunning, sizzling, cheeky, and so much going on as always. This is unsurpassable poetry. There are lines there that play with time such impact they have. Wonderful, wonderful read, teasing, some lines almost seeming to wink at you, and others smouldering in heat.

    Thank you Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. Pat says:

    Sanaa, I smiled the whole time I was reading your wonderful poem. Awesome!🙂 Thanks for hosting🙂

    Pat

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Pat 😀 so glad the poem appealed to you 💄❤️

  11. Brendan says:

    There’s a poetic to attraction and this poetry makes it wildly apparent — a slow rising arpeggio of sensory detail looped by desire into a question which hangs at the portal: “Are you up for it?” Which is both invitation and dare. Languid, plush and delightfully spread.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! Thank you so much, Brendan 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  12. Reena Saxena says:

    Your talent spreads like fragrance… beyond the confines of a blog.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. paeansunplugged says:

    Ooh, Sanaa! What a glorious write! Gorgeous, so gorgeous! 💖💖

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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