Twilight, When March Winds Blow

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Crushed amongst gormless blooming daffodils
is doubt,
for it seems unable to assimilate just how I managed to deceive
and drive it out
as I allow sweet petals to brush softly against my legs
and sunshine
to soothe my soul that’s crying out.

Feeling, then makes its way into my soul
Y
ou are Spring
and I a traveler lost in pursuit of recognizing the world
I wish to mirror your vitality rising from the earth,
as arrows of want
lift me higher from the ground
I have never before seen the wind caress the clouds
so boldly
never before felt novelty throb inside the heart and veins.

Soon oranges and greys spill across the darkening sky
bathing me
in their lustrous glow and enamoring light

tell me
between layers of innocence and startling sensuality
can you feel
March spreading its wings
and daring us to dream?
tell me,
can you feel hesitation instinctively release and drift away?

And though world with its pessimism continues to deride
and scorn
come, let us contend together for desire is mostly rouge
and a little insane

as droplets of rain that meld with breath and can not die.

 

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Posted for Weekend Mini-Challenge @ Real Toads

And Posted on the Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

Comments

  1. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Oh I love the hopeful ending… I needed that, the world has so much darkness, but maybe if there would be just a single kiss of spring I would be lost in its embrace.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. I love the thought of desiring being a rebellious (and growing) thing attached to spring, full of life that is yet to bloom, but promises to spread into everyone that refuses to let their wants die.

    1. It should’ve been “desire”, but hey… I will take “desire”, too. πŸ˜€

      1. Sanaa says:

        ❀️❀️❀️❀️

    2. Sanaa says:

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

  3. Toni Spencer says:

    I like the hopeful way this ends, in spite of the gormless daffodils.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. Oh yes, I need a little rouge and mostly insane happy these days. Love you take on the prompt!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. a wonderful display of hope and desire. not just of Spring within reach but the tease and taste of wonder yet to come.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. Old Egg says:

    There is so much to read in your poetry Sanaa. I was so taken with those gormless daffodils nodding stupidly at everyone. Tulips however I fell in love with at an early age and are much more enticing. What a delightful read this poem is.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. Kerry says:

    You had me at gormless blooming daffodils! As much as I adore them .. they are quite gormless!

    You are Spring
    and I a traveler lost in pursuit of recognizing the world

    Such beautiful and memorable lines, Sanaa. The whole is a delight.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh!❀️ Thank you so much, Kerry 😍 so glad you liked it!❀️

  8. kaykuala h says:

    And though world with its pessimism
    continues to deride and scorn

    There always will be a voice of concern impacting!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ˜€ thanks for stopping by, Hank ❀️

  9. Thotpurge says:

    You are Spring
    and I a traveler lost in pursuit of recognizing the world

    —that’s such a lovely image…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. scott hastie says:

    Ah Sanaa, you are as effectively inspiring and passionate as ever -and it’s always nourishing to pay you a visit… And as for:
    “let us contend together for desire is mostly rouge
    and a little insane
    as droplets of rain that meld with breath and can not die.”

    Amen to that, my friend!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! ❀️ Thank you so much, Scott πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it! ❀️

  11. Helen says:

    Enjoyed this immensely… last stanza especially stunning.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. Marian says:

    Luscious! Gosh we have a blanket of snow and slush this morning but your poem righted everything. πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt) 🌹

  13. “and I a traveler lost in pursuit of recognizing the world….” How lovely. I adore March spreading its wings and daring us to dream! Wonderful writing, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. gillena says:

    Gormless, i researched and now know a new word, cant wait to try it out in a poem.
    Luv the background of nature’s destined duties persisting past humanity’s foibles and failures. Luv the dare of the dreamer rising on arrows ti touch the sky of possibilities.
    Happy you dropped by my sumie Sunday today Sanaa

    Much🌻love

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      Much🌹love

  15. HA says:

    Ah, this odyssey through doubt and hesitation towards a stronger assertion of desire, sensuality, and all things beautiful is so refreshing in its evoked images and its many sensory moods. Your words have a tenacity to them for such a pursuit and experience. Beautifully written, Sanaa!

    Thought I would share a sher with you this evening as well. Arz kiya hai… πŸ™‚

    “aks-e-khushbu huun bikharne se na roke koi
    aur bikhar jaun to mujh ko na samete koi”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Waaah! ❀️ to that I would say

      “Samandar main utarta hun toh aankhen bheeg jati hain,
      Teri ankhon ko parhta hun toh aankhen bheeg jati hain.”

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

  16. Suyash Jha says:

    you had me with the first line and the image of the daffodils

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  17. Mary says:

    Despite the feelings of pessimism in the world, I like the feeling of optimism in your poetic words.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. I love the way this poem celebrates spring with petals, sunshine
    and wind that caresses the clouds, and β€˜March spreading its wings and daring us to dream’. It has a strong sense of release, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. Truedessa says:

    You are Spring
    and I a traveler lost in pursuit of recognizing the world

    oh to find spring and see the world and life emerging in new life, there is joy in that Sanaa..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ˜€ thanks for stopping by, Truedessa ❀️

  20. Chrissa says:

    This is full of lovely shivers and amazing lines!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  21. Oh, desire is completely insane, but that’s what makes it so much fun!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  22. Rommy says:

    Spring invites optimism as well as love. How wonderful to be fully enfolded by them both.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ˜€ thanks for stopping by, Rommy ❀️

  23. Wendy Bourke says:

    Beautifully imaged lines. Wonderful writing, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  24. Susan says:

    Doubt can not thrive in such a scenario. Leave it crushed beneath Spring blooms! Lovely!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  25. Makes me want to let Spring ravish me!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

    1. Sanaa says:

      Yayy! ❀️ Thank you so much, Rosemary πŸ˜€ so good to see you! ❀️

  26. What a beautiful descriptive piece Sanaa. I love the ending!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  27. dsnake1 says:

    i loved the form of this poem, a longish line followed by a choking short one. this really pulled out the emotions well. i am so glad the droplets of rain ‘can not die’. πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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