The Other Side Of Twilight

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Sun-kissed,
though brittle and dried
I wonder
what stripped them of tangerine hue
softly
the evening takes my name
and sighs
as a thousand epiphanies run through my mind
the world’s substituted “trolling with lust,”
perhaps
sunflowers had a hard time resisting temptation too.

 

Photo credits: Pixabay.com

Posted for “Quadrille #76” @ dVerse Pub

& on the Tuesday Platform @ Real Toads

Comments

  1. Bev says:

    Trolling with lust …. now there’s food for thought!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. I love the thousands of epiphanies running through your head… Loved all your great imagery!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. Lovely quadrille. My favorite lines: “the evening takes my name/and sighs/as a thousand epiphanies run through my mind”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Arcadia Maria 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  4. gillena says:

    “softly
    the evening takes my name
    and sighs
    as a thousand epiphanies run through my mind ”
    Exquisite language dear poetess Sanaa

    Much🌻love

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      Much🌷🌹🌻love

  5. Pat says:

    I wonder
    what stripped them of tangerine hue….my favorite line.

    Pat

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the sound of this especially the rhyme between “hue” and “too” which ties all of this together for me. Nice!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt) 🌹

  7. How do you do that, Sanaa? You’ve even made the word ‘troll’ sound romantic!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. Brendan says:

    Like climbing a stamen, we aren’t given much until we see color “trolling with lust” and then the gorgeousness of the encounter knocks us down with heavy heated presence. Nicely done.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. Thotpurge says:

    what would a thousand epiphanies feel like!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😉 thanks for stopping by, Rajani ❤️

  10. Kerry says:

    Your poem reminds me of what all those who troll with lust are missing out on!
    This is on point, and a sumptuous read.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. Gina says:

    the reverse of beauty is still gorgeous when you describe it

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. Rommy says:

    Now that’s a harsh but astute observation of the modern age, substituting trolling with lust. I suppose both do get the blood moving.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. The evening takes your name and sighs! Nice word play!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. This is a wonderful write Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. HA says:

    Ooh, such a tightly-wound verse, binding this experience and observation with a certain wisdom and insightful acknowledgment. I love it! Your romanticism always shines through in your words in such a beautiful manner.

    Arz kiya hai,
    “Ulti ho gaiin sab tadbirein kuch na dava ne kaam kiya
    Dekha is beemari-e-dil ne akhir kaam tamaam kiya”
    Haha. 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hahahaha 😀 to that I would say

      “jo nigaah-e-naaz ka bismil nahin
      dil nahin woh dil nahin woh dil nahin.”

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

  16. Timoteo says:

    Temptation is everywhere. Another winning write from you, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  17. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Sunflowers seek the face of the sun… very tempting…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. You have such a beautiful manner of expression in everything you write…This is one of my favorites.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. kaykuala h says:

    sunflowers had a hard time
    resisting temptation too

    That’s right! In fact, human desires are more vulnerable!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Hank ❤️

  20. lynn says:

    Fabulous write, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  21. Jade Li says:

    Vivid imagery with vivid questions. Nicely done.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jade Li 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  22. Vinitha says:

    Lovely imageries!
    “softly
    the evening takes my name
    and sighs
    as a thousand epiphanies run through my mind “ Loved these lines the best. ❤️

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  23. Priya Bhaskar says:

    ‘I wonder 
    what stripped them of tangerine hue,’
    Such subtle and elegant phrasing in this one, Sanaa! 💙

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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