The remains of a saga unseen

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Disemboweled beauty sleeps; a blend of broken
dreams and fateful tears. Preserved upon your
brows a frown; though stars perturbed refuse to
burn. What legends are buried abaft those eyes?
I sense betrayal upon touching your cheek. Oh
death so pale upon your lips; like storm around
thus laboring ships.

Lest sorrow forbids to heed your tale; no mortal
tongue could have pain expressed. I fathom thus
struggle of harrowed escape; the regrets of choice
and lethal mistakes. What men of lore are these?
Who refuse the right to stumble, fall and perish.
I bid your heart not trouble its peace;Β begrudging
thus power of Rome or Greece.

Lo! propelling nature to atone;
Moonlight on her virtue shone.

 

 

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Posted for Poems in April @ Real Toads

Posted on Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

Comments

  1. Brendan says:

    Such great empathy pours into this discovered relic, both respectful of the dead and inquiring of the abundant life it left stilled. A resting head without a body sleeps, dreams, remembers, pauses forever. You embrace her and history with great heart. Fine completing couplet.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Brendan,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
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  2. There is a touch, a fragment of epic legend in your poem beautifully complementing the image.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Gemma,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
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      xoxo

  3. kaykuala h says:

    Moonlight on her virtue shone.

    Good deeds one does registers in minds of others. If only one takes the trouble to inform them though

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Hank,

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  4. This reads as an epic poem…pitch-perfect tone. πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Hannah,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
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  5. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    This is a most excellent elegy… wonderful

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Bjorn,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
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  6. Manicddaily says:

    Hey Sanaa, your style fits well with elegant tradition. Thanks much, k.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Karin,
      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
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  7. Amy Sprague says:

    This is beautiful and beautifully written–I felt a disturbed sleeping beauty, an Ophelia, the goddess Morena weeps.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Amy,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
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  8. debi says:

    Such a sensuous face. You’ve written a beautiful poem to a beautiful face.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Debi,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  9. Sherry Marr says:

    Beautifully done, as always, Sanaa. I love your closing couplets. They always shine.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Sherry,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  10. Disemboweled beauty sleeps…Wow! What an opening! Fantastic work as always.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Susie,

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  11. Your first line is so vivid… It’s full to burst with the speaker’s caring nature. She wants to know, care to know… and makes me want to know, too.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Magaly,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
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      xoxo

  12. Ellecee says:

    I like the way you have questioned the life and end of this person you see within the broken sculpture.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Ellecee,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  13. You had me already right here:
    “Disemboweled beauty sleeps; a blend of broken”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello De Jackson,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  14. Beautiful, loving words to do her honour. Love your fine rhyming.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Rosemary,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
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  15. Touching and poignant. Beautifully written, Sanaa πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Purba,

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  16. Thotpurge says:

    The language suits the image perfectly… you seem at ease with it, one can tell from the lyrical flow of the words.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Thotpurge,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  17. Jae Rose says:

    I love how you have given her life – shone a light on her story and made us feel for her – beautiful πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Jae Rose,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  18. Jamztoma says:

    Hi Sanaa,
    your reaction to a discovery from ancient Rome or Greece is naive and gentle. Your poem here flows in all the right places. I loved its feeling on my tongue. Very satisfying. thanks for sharing.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello James,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  19. dsnake1 says:

    elegant use of language!
    i sense so much mystery in the imagery.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Dsnake,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  20. Mary says:

    Ah, indeed one wants to know what legends are buried behind those eyes!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Mary,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  21. A fabulous epic tale to heed Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Donna,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  22. Kerry O'Connor says:

    You have taken the time to read into this fragment of sculpture and found the humanity therein.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Kerry,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  23. Bekkie says:

    Just breathtaking and gorgeous Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Bekkie,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  24. Sumana Roy says:

    A very touching tribute that begins so vividly taking us to the realm to which the sculpture belongs…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Sumana,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  25. Suyash Jha says:

    I see a lot of compassion in this ! well written

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Suyash,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  26. CC says:

    Such a respectful, inquisitive piece.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello C.C

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  27. panchali says:

    I am truly amazed at the ability you have to arrange words in such a way that we, the readers, can actually β€˜see’ into the ΓΊnseen’…
    Beautiful lines…and the last couplet takes the cake, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Panchali,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  28. annell4 says:

    Beautiful!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Annell,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  29. ZQ says:

    Wow… perfect choice of words for your picture!
    ZQ

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello ZQ,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  30. gillena says:

    Luv your writing style for this one. And the thought of history living on in remains, as example, as meditation and caution

    Thanks for linking up at my Sunday Lime today

    Much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Gillena,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  31. Wendy Bourke says:

    An epic piece – stirring – beautiful and moving.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Wendy,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  32. Truedessa says:

    A beautifully executed poem!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Truedessa,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  33. Elizabeth says:

    Your vivid details help to see what many others could not even imagine,

    Elizabeth

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Elizabeth,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  34. Preeti S. says:

    A picture is worth a 1000 words. But you have supplied your own little gems here. Beautifully penned.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Preeti,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  35. humbird says:

    I like your style and words used, beautiful ode!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Humbird,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

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