Unbridled

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A flower was offered to me with soulful, bounding leap;
while a desire for love unbridled had tied me to caprice.
Smitten so deep to core, I found not budding thorn; thus
flower arduous to hold bade silence recondite to keep.

Lo! flower bewitching had lured and heart had plunged too
deep beneath oh shade of willow, I heard it scorn and weep.
We learn from heavens soft that reside somewhere above;
While searching for love eternal be wary if raven or dove.

Fragile secrets seep from flower;
Beauty blighted within an hour.

 

 

Photo credits: fineartamerica.com

Posted for Midweek Motif @ Poets United

Comments

  1. Susan says:

    “be wary if raven or dove.” Nice!
    As you show, flowers have their secrets that take time to unfold.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Susan,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  2. panchali says:

    Beautiful lines…
    “Fragile secrets seep from flower;”— Memory and smell are intertwined; smells really do evoke emotional memories. …
    Great piece, Sanaa! Just love love this…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Panchali,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  3. “Be wary if raven or dove” – such wise advice. I LOVE your beautiful closing couplet. Beautifully done.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Sherry,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  4. Mary says:

    Ah, I am sure flowers have MANY secrets! And not all of them pleasant ones. Smiles!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Mary,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  5. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder says:

    “Fragile secrets seep from flower;
    Beauty blighted within an hour.”

    Just loved these lines! Beautifully done, Sanaa… <3 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Maniparna,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  6. Myrna says:

    Beautifully done Sanaa. A lovely poem with wise advice, “Be wary if raven or dove”.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Myrna,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  7. Those last two lines make a tangle of my heartstrings. *sigh*

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Magaly,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  8. Old Egg says:

    Flowers are traps that lure of course and we both use and are are lured by them. So if I am struck by a pretty face I will so easily be lured into her trap too…fool that I am ! I think I would trust a Raven more than a Dove. Beautifully done Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Old Egg,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead

  9. Rall says:

    I am puzzled over the form of this…if indeed it is one 🙂 Raven or dove …that is the question 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Rall,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead

  10. Sanaa–there is a wonderful tender quality to this writing–such an elegant voice you use in this piece and it works so well on so many levels–Brava

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Audrey,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  11. Thotpurge says:

    fragile secrets… like that.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Thotpurge,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead

  12. Luk Lei says:

    I love the progression; the mystery.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Luk Lei,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead

  13. Sumana Roy says:

    Oh Sanaa, the poem is beauty itself specially the closing couplets and wise too…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Sumana,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Sreeja,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead

  14. Alas, some flowers are not made to last!

    I enjoy your enjoyment of lush language.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Rosemary,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  15. cayn says:

    I really like this.

    It’s terrifying when someone gets through and plunges too deep. It can make us behave in bizarre, unpredictable ways.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Cayn,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead

  16. Jae Rose says:

    Bewitching Sanaa – you seemed really lost in this and in turn produced an entrancing poem for us all to delight in 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Jae Rose,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  17. Fragile secrets of a flower has so much to tell and teach us.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Geetashree,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead

  18. Suzy says:

    Smitten so deep to core, I found not budding thorn – such profound words. Love blinds us to faults.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Suzy,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  19. L. Moon says:

    Flowers inspire us to write poetry don’t they? A lovely verse with an old fashioned feel.

    Sorry I am so late to reply Sunny one 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Leslie,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  20. Nicholas V. says:

    The last two lines are wonderful! Good write, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Nicholas,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead

  21. Sara McNulty says:

    Beautiful in its elegance. It has the quality of ancient poetry, with a lovely couplet ending.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Sara,

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

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