To My Sister

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While gazing upon the hope strewn sky
I think of you,
While observing a dandelion sun rising
I think of you,
To the world we may seem different but
in truth we’re one
mirroring each other’s differences shine
like a diamond in the rough.

To the bridges of yesterday come wave
goodbye, believe woe is a ghostly echo
which will grow weary with time.

As drops of warming rain lace the wind
I think of you,
While watching lone tulip raise its head
I think of you,
As surge of a moon-blanched ocean is
both chaos and calm,
remember courage is setting foot upon
a route to the unknown,

and sometimes it’s best to counsel with
our hearts alone.

 

Photo credits: Jolygram

To my sister on her birthday in June ❀️

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Comments

  1. Thotpurge says:

    To the bridges of yesterday, come wave goodbye… that’s so poignant Sanaa…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. Cara O' Donoghue says:

    This is beautiful! I can feel the intense love and bond in your words. πŸ’™

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. Cressida says:

    This poem expresses your love for your sister. Beautiful.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. To think of someone when seeing a flower or a cloud in the sky is a high tribute indeed.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ˜‰ thanks for stopping by, MMT ❀️

  5. Vivian Zems says:

    A beautiful tribute… she’s lucky to have you!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. Sumana Roy says:

    I love this sisterly love and longing! Wish I had a sister too. Sigh…..Beautifully put Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. Sisters can be the best, and of course the opposite, when least expected. Their attacks can be deadly…

    1. Sanaa says:

      😬

  8. Daniella Moyles says:

    ‘As surge of a moon-blanched ocean is
    both chaos and calm’

    Gosh this is just stunning!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. gillena says:

    A beautiful tribute Sanaa

    This stanza i luv for its maturity and wisdom

    “To the bridges of yesterday come wave
    goodbye, believe woe is a ghostly echo
    which will grow weary with time.”

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      Much🌹love

  10. Susan says:

    So good! the dandelions rising and the tulips lifting their heads, so the appreciation of a sister grows. I haven’t any sisters, but I’m beginning, now that we’re past the midpoints of our lives, to experience this appreciation with my older brother.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. What a lovely tribute to your sister. I especially love the lines “Remember courage is setting foot upon a route to the unknown” and keeping counsel with oneself…………lovely, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. Chris Evans says:

    The bond you share with your sister shines through in this poem. Excellent tribute.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. Myrna says:

    Lovely, how you write of your sister., how you appreciate and love her and are sad to be apart.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Myrna πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  14. A lovely tribute to your sister, Sanaa, and I like the way ‘I think of you’ is a thread weaving the lines together. I especially love the lines:
    ‘To the bridges of yesterday come wave
    goodbye, believe woe is a ghostly echo
    which will grow weary with time’
    and
    ‘remember courage is setting foot upon
    a route to the unknown,
    and sometimes it’s best to counsel with
    our hearts alone’.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. Sameera Chaudhary says:

    Exquisite write! A perfect gift for your sister on her birthday! πŸ˜€

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  16. Jinksy says:

    Words and picture for a glorious whole…β™₯

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  17. HA says:

    Ah, this is so beautiful in its repository of the unnamed feelings and their manifestation. All it takes is for the hearts’ counsel to prevail, in order to realize the love that exists and persists despite all the odds. I really like the way you create these images, like always. πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. Old Egg says:

    Curiously sisters I have know including my wife and hers were as close as can be . However with my brother and I it was completely differerent for he didn’t care for me at all and was quite a bully. My daughters too have a sisterly bond and I am so glad to see that. What a beautiful poem about that attachment Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. This is a gentle explosion. I really like the soothing tones, and every line that tells this other person, “You are always in my mind and you are an influence.” But I adore, just love, the ending. Because I believe in that–yes, it is wonderful to count on one another, to celebrate how our differences make us better, bring us closer, but… we should never (not ever!) forget that every now and again, we must take some time to be with ourselves, and walk the world holding our own hand until we know it well.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  20. Kerry says:

    a dandelion sun.. what an awesome image that is!

    Your poem made me think of my daughters, the sisters, so different yet so true to one another in so many gentle and decisive ways.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww gosh!❀️ Thank you so much, Kerry πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it!❀️

  21. Jim says:

    My sister and aren’t really parted except by geography. She came here to Houston and we spent a couple of afternoons together.
    But it is with a couple of ex roommates that your write describes. On I’ve totally lost track of, even his parents, years and years ago. But he hasn’t left my life.
    The other, we’ve kept track. He was best man 45 years ago when Mrs. Jim and I married. He texted this morning. He plans to attend our monthly retirement luncheon. I might go, I should.
    Your final lines are sooo fitting:
    “remember courage is setting foot upon
    a route to the unknown,
    and sometimes it’s best to counsel with
    our hearts alone.:
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  22. “Courage is setting foot upon a route to the unknown”. That it is. Beautiful imagery in your poem, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  23. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    So many lovely images that describe the thoughts of your sister

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  24. kanzensakura says:

    The last two lines say it all.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Toni ❀️

  25. A beautiful relationship, a beautiful poem Sanaa! Sisters do have a deep connection.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  26. Poignant and evocative! I love that repetition of “I think of you”!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  27. Vandana Sharma says:

    Sweet dedication!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  28. Nice sisterly thoughts!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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