The Perfumed Breath Of Lust

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It blurs edges and swallows the
day,
climbing inside the pores of
skin. It
begins with an image as
sweet as sugar
and erotic as grapes,
lending darker
thoughts in the
hours of ache.

Lust is salty air and wide ocean
which
leaves one longing for the
quietest
moments, as chastity
long-preserved crumbles
to dust.
It’s a thing of blood and
heeds not
to the affections of heart.

It’s rough religion strips one of ease,
as
night commences with cicadas
singing in
the trees. Lust is a fruit
that lures andΒ 
debauches the body
and mind.

 

 

Photo credits :Β Loui Jover, “Cocktail Drawing,” Pinterest

Posted for ‘Poems in April’ @ Real Toads

Posted on Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

Comments

  1. Rommy says:

    I like how you took the time to separate lust from love so that there is no question of what is going on here. The line break on the first was particularly nicely done.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  2. gillena says:

    “Lust is salty air and wide ocean
    which leaves one longing for the
    quietest moments, as chastity”

    luv the distance you have shown between Lust and Chastity

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. What a wonderful title! And the poem continues with the luscious words and sensual images … until suddenly we are brought up short, confronting the nasty reality. Masterly!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. I love that it begins with cicadas. Longing is interesting to contemplate.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Annell πŸ™‚ so good to see you ❀️

  5. Very nicely done, Sanaa, and I just knew that you could write a great poem about lust. This is gorgeous and lush in its imagery.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. kanzensakura says:

    A lush and sensuous poem Sanaa. The distance between lust and chastity is clearly drawn. The last stanza is beautiful.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. Vivian Zems says:

    An evocative write! Love this: “..It’s rough religion strips one of ease,…” πŸ’™

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. Ellecee says:

    I love your, lesson of lust πŸ™‚ You set such a beautiful scene where lust would be difficult to resist.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. Eric says:

    Oh wow this is good. Leans way over the precipice, then yanks back at the last moment…
    *whew*

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. What a powerful personification of lust, Sanaa:
    ‘It blurs edges and swallows the
    day, climbing inside the pores of
    skin…’

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. Bjorn says:

    You are great at writing about lust… I just knew you would chose that vice… and a vice I think we should accept and embrace.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. vandana says:

    The last stanza says it all…..

    1. Sanaa says:

      πŸ™‚

  13. Old Egg says:

    Sadly lust is only a suggestive and sinful word when it come to sex. We can have a lust for life and other things which is creditable but when there is a suggestion of guilt we all shake our heads.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Robin ❀️

  14. Mary says:

    Wonderful imagery. I like the idea of lust being a fruit that lures body and mind!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. Thotpurge says:

    it is rough religion… oh l like that…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  16. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    I’m glad that you think grapes are erotic. I do too! πŸ˜‰

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, MMT πŸ˜‰ so glad you liked it ❀️

  17. I like the tone of the piece, how the speaker sounds a bit frantic, as if Lust is right on her heels… making her feel all those things she both fears and seems to delight in.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. I love “lust is salty air and wide ocean”. Wonderful!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. Chrissa says:

    A great image of something that beckons & then exhausts. I like the way you make the ocean an overwhelming image.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  20. gillena says:

    Nice summary ending. It really is all that Sanaa

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  21. suyash says:

    oh my! reminds me of Jim Morrisson !

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  22. scott hastie says:

    Like the way you have dived into this issue so wholeheartedly. Echoing the previous commenter who mentions Jim Morrison, I think there can also be a rich glamour to lust, which only enhances it’s seductive power and souls that are gloriously open can often be so vulnerable and fall foul to the lusts of others…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  23. My goodness I could feel the deep ache and longing that lust can bring through your poem…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  24. Rommy says:

    Back for a second read and enjoying myself.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  25. ayala says:

    Ah lust…sigh…love the imagery in this poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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