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Between the strokes of dawn
October sighs,
graceful boughs with prettiest of charcoal sketches
as feeling growsβ€”
I would open a vein for you;
if it meant to shield you from the hypocrisies of the world,
fidelity dark amber is a blanket of sorts.

 

 

Photo credits: Heartache by Jen Duran

Merril is our hostess today at dVerse and the word is “Blanket.” Come join us! ❀️

Posted for Quadrille #113 @ dVerse Poets Pub

Comments

  1. visceral and very powerful last line Sanaa

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Laura πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  2. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Oh, what a strong poem… showing how passion is very close to death… the dark theme of love is often forgotten for the more flowery parts.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  3. I love the dark passion in this poem, Sanaa! October does sigh, and what a lovely image of β€˜graceful boughs with prettiest of charcoal sketches’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  4. Jane Dougherty says:

    This sounds very dramatic and romantic.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jane πŸ™‚ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  5. peter says:

    Lot’s of interesting contrasts here – ‘prettiest skies’ with ‘I’d open a vein for you’ – fidelity / hypocrisy – 44 words is so short – but packed with ideas here.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Peter πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  6. msjadeli says:

    Sanaa really love those first two lines and the emotional intensity of your poem <3

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  7. Such powerful words Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Linda πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  8. Love as a blanket and shield. Beautiful and intense!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Merril πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt)

  9. Sarah Connor says:

    There’s a sad energy to this love affair, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sarah πŸ™‚ so glad the poem spoke to you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  10. gillena says:

    Creatively dark. wow
    Happy Monday Sanaa

    MuchπŸ’–love

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

      Happy Monday to you too!
      Much love ..

  11. Very passionate. I would have opened a vein for Brad. That is true love.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Toni πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  12. Grace says:

    Such a lovely sketch of charcoal specially with the ending line. Love can move us to the deep edges of life.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Most definitely! Thank you so much, Grace πŸ™‚ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  13. Raivenne says:

    “as feeling growsβ€”
    I would open a vein for you;”

    God, do I feel those lines. Excellent.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Raivenne πŸ™‚ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  14. Ken Gierke says:

    This line:
    “if it meant to shield you from the hypocrisies of the world”

    So intimate.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ken πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  15. Ron. says:

    Powerful, powerful piece, Sanaa. Not a wasted breath here (you know I admire brevity, right?) nor a less-than-stellar image. And all of that excellence accompanied by some outstanding artwork. My evening is complete. Thanks.

    1. Sanaa says:

      That is such high praise! Thank you so much, Ron πŸ™‚ so glad you enjoyed it. πŸ’„β€οΈ

  16. Dora says:

    The words are as visceral as the painting, more so as they offer comfort and protection from the world.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Dora πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  17. to shield you from the hypocrisies of the world,
    fidelity dark amber is a blanket of sorts.

    The rights of darkness to protect unwanted hues that may be embarrassing to be revealed. It works that way, yes and a great poem, Sanaa!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Hank πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  18. Christine says:

    Beautiful poem. Is that your drawing?

    1. Sanaa says:

      No, it’s by Jen Duran. Thanks for stopping by πŸ’„β€οΈ

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  19. finely spun says:

    so intriguing. you would open your vein. nicely paired with this exquisite art.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, finely spun πŸ™‚ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  20. Ingrid says:

    I love your words and the striking image you’ve used. You’ve obviously written this for someone you care deeply about. Fidelity is certainly a blanket of sorts and I love the words you’ve chosen to describe it: ‘dark amber.’

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ingrid πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  21. Kerfe says:

    Dark and yet comforting.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerfe πŸ™‚ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  22. A powerful poem, and illustration, Sanaa..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Judy πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  23. Paul Cannon says:

    “I would open a vein for you” such is th epower of your love and compassion, something very deep.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Paul πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  24. calmkate says:

    love the imagery in this, we often put blankets or layers on those we love for protection … you captured this well!

  25. Sara McNulty says:

    Pulsing with passion. Love the artwork as well.

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