The Morning after Woe

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The dark side of the road
where with bated breath I await,
faint glimmer of morning light.

It’s hard to forget when your
heart’s a glorious mess,  how’s it that
we have patience for everything
but ourselves–

I gather dried roses and breathe
 in their fragrance, attempting
to recall the guiltless past.

Perhaps life would be more
 meaningful when we realize we
won’t experience the same
things twice.

I thought as I curled into the
    arms of untroubled night.

 

Photo credits: Pixabay

Inspiration from the title ‘The Morning after Woe’ by Emily Dickinson.

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Comments

  1. Jim says:

    Nice, Sanaa. I like the idea of one’s heart being in a mess. Reminds me of my experience today with two ladies. First was Mrs. Jim. For some reason I had just had the Rolling Stone song, “Angie”, came to mind. Mrs. Jim didn’t ever remember hearing it so we played it on YouTube. Mrs. Jim thought it was dismal and sad. Then my/our friend, Angie, knocked. Angie and I both agreed that we had had the words of this song in our lives when things came tumbling down.
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      🙂

  2. Helen says:

    Gather ye roses ~~~~ Happy New Year!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Helen 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

      Happy New Year!❄️☕️

  3. Fireblossom says:

    Oh, but you will. And thrice and four times, til the lesson sinks in. Such a melancholy poem, but at the same time somehow sweet.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Shay 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  4. Bjorn says:

    I think we are all in that cycle… it will come and go. But I do love the way you sleep yourself well.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  5. Breathe it all in, roses, light and shadows…it is life, the most glorious ride ever.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Sherry ❤️

  6. We hope to not repeat the same mistakes, but when we learn what is needed we grow and stand stronger. A fragrant write of the reality of woe.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  7. kanzensakura says:

    Well, until you learn differently, you will keep having the same experience(s). We all will. A good write Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Toni 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  8. Eric says:

    Oh so often I feel that glorious mess, so rarely own it and let it shine. Curl into the arms of a troubled night, oh this is divine!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Eric 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  9. Vivian Zems says:

    A lovely ode to guiltless memories 😊

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vivian 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  10. A melancholy poem, Sanaa, that suits the end of the year. I love the lines
    ‘It’s hard to forget when your
    heart’s a glorious mess’
    and
    ‘…I curled into the
    arms of untroubled night’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  11. Marian says:

    Patience for everything/one but ourselves. Isn’t that the truth? We should work on that for sure. All warm wishes for you, Sanaa, in 2018. xoxo

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Marian ❤️

      Best wishes to you and your family for 2018!❤️

  12. kaykuala h says:

    more meaningful when we realize we
    won’t experience the same things twice.

    Exactly as opportunity knocks only once and the brave are the ones who benefit most!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Hank ❤️

  13. Trådløs says:

    Beautifully melancholy here and some decent images. Especially like the one with gathering dried roses.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Tradlos 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  14. Kerry says:

    I am proud of my glorious and messy heart! Thank you for all your fine words so freely shared, Sanaa. But above all, thank you for your kind heart.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww!❤️ Thank you so much, Kerry 😀 so glad you liked it!❤️

      (I’d given my heart to Toads a long time ago!)

  15. Sumana Roy says:

    “your / heart’s a glorious mess, “……Hmmmmm…so much to think about it…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sumana 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  16. Thotpurge says:

    patience for everything except ourselves… nicely said Sanaa… life should be experienced with open arms…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Rajani ❤️

  17. Old Egg says:

    The trouble Sanaa is that love hurts in so many ways. Flowers scent often recalls love in its bloom and regret in the years. I found this poem very moving…probably because I so have much to remember.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  18. totomai says:

    I loved the last image, Sanaa, comforting despite the melancholy. Wishing you a good 2018.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Totomai 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

      You too, have a fabulous New Year 2018!🎉🎊

  19. Mary says:

    So true…we only experience everything once. We have to appreciate the things of each and every day!! Happy New Year to you.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      Happy New Year!🎉🎊

  20. Your penultimate stanza is wondrous wisdom, a thought I believe true. Living and loving are, indeed, more meaningful if we never forget to experience and appreciate the now as fully as we can, as honest as we can, as deeply as we dare…

    Happiest New Year, my dear Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Magaly 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

      Happiest New Year to you too!🎉🎊

  21. Simply beautiful and so true…..

    ‘It’s hard to forget when your
    heart’s a glorious mess, how’s it that
    we have patience for everything
    but ourselves–’

    We always think of ourselves last. But this past year, I have been on a different path to put myself first….and I plan on continuing this path in the coming year. After all if I don’t care for myself, how can I care for others….wish you a tender, peaceful, loving New Year!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww!❤️ Thank you so much, Donna 😀 so good to see you!❤️

      Wish you the same and more! Happy New Year!🎉🎊

  22. Anna :o] says:

    A melancholy write of life’s learning process.
    Sometimes we do make the same mistake more than once…especially with affairs of the heart…
    Have a wonderful 2018!
    Anna :o]

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Anna 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

      You too, Happy New Year!🎉🎊

  23. Happy New Year, Sanaa! So sweet and so true! 😊

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Loredana 😀 so good to see you ❤️

      Happy New Year 2018!🎉🎊

  24. ‘…how’s it that / we have patience for everything / but ourselves–“. Love this, Sanaa. So true. Happy New Year!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sarah 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

      You too, Happy New Year 2018!🎊🎉

  25. Rall says:

    Happy New Year Saana to you and your messy heart:)

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rall 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

      You too, Happy New Year 2018!🎊🎉

  26. Beautifully said, as always. I too like the tentatively optimistic conclusion.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  27. Great write, Sanaa! Oh, those moods, when they come a calling! Happy New Year!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Frank 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

      You too, Happy New Year 2018!🎉🎊

  28. Bekkie says:

    We only go around once…not many of us think about that too often you’re right. I try to be more thankful now.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Bekkie ❤️

  29. Susan says:

    I love when words and actions merge, like this moment, rare and beautiful in the arms of only the night, negating “we have patience for everything
    but ourselves” !! What a splendid once-only moment!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susan 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  30. Sara says:

    Beautiful, filled with melancholia. I love the ending line on this which somehow gave me a hopeful feeling.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  31. gillena says:

    “Untroubled midnight” just the right time on our clocks if we are kind to ourselves

    Thank you for linking to my first Monday WRites for 2018

    A lovely and creative year to you Sanaa

    1. Sanaa says:

      My pleasure, Gillena 🙂

      You too, have a lovely and creative 2018!❤️

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