Until Eternity

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Ashes to ashes, I thought as 
lone silver tear caressed my 
cheek. Until a time when we 
revert to dust, truth seared 
as heat of sangria sun ―

But what of rhyme and verse!
Oh! Let them suffice as rouge
sugar-bush. Embed unto field
of eternity; lest words scatter,
(wither) as autumnal leaves. 

I smile as blew puff of wind
swept plea upon o’ nodding
grass ―

 

 

Photo credits: Pixabay

Magaly invites us to recycle famous proverbs. I chose
to write upon the saying: Ashes to ashes, dust to dust 

Posted for Sunday Mini-challenge @ Real Toads

also posted on the Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

& posted on the Sunday Standard @ Lunch Break

Comments

  1. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Sangria sun… what a wonderful place to be…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  2. That “Sangria sun” sounds so warm and exotic. I wonder if that’s the color and taste of the sun in the Sumerlands.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Most definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Magaly 🙂

  3. Your poem starts off grey and silver and then busts into ‘sangria sun’ and ‘rouge
    sugar-bush’, Sanaa! The final lines are wistful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  4. Sumana Roy says:

    “sangria sun”…a delicious image…wow!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sumana 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  5. thotpurge says:

    sangria sun…. oh beautiful

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rajani 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  6. Madhumakhi says:

    “lest words scatter,
    (wither) as autumnal leaves.”

    There’s no way on earth your words can either scatter or wither because they’re so beautiful that they’ve embedded themselves into my memory. 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww!!❤️ Thank you so much, Madhumakhi 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  7. CC says:

    I love this: “lest words scatter,
    (wither) as autumnal leaves”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, C.C 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  8. “swept plea upon a nodding grass” fantastic!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Pearl 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  9. Truedessa says:

    The tone is mournful for me, ashes to ashes with tears. This strikes a chord in my own life. I like how your brought in the sangria sun to add in warmth. Beautifully constructed Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Truedessa 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  10. Mary says:

    Oh, this is beautiful!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mary 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  11. “sangria sun” is an intoxicating image.. This is beautiful

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  12. What a beautiful poem, Sanaa! I loved the phrase “sangria sun” that immediately evokes an image bright and warm…just like true love ❤️ Loved the ending lines, too… 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww!❤️ Thank you so much, Maniparna 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  13. gillena says:

    Luv “sangria sun”
    Luv me a nice glass of wine too

    Much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  14. I LOVE sangria sun and “rouge sugar-blush.” Wonderful photo too. It makes me want to expand myself.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Colleen 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  15. Old Egg says:

    What a most beautiful poem Sanaa, one of your best. I was tempted to wipe that tear from your cheek but then thought better of it!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  16. Rommy says:

    Ooh! I love that “sangria sun” phrase. It conjures up such heady and sweet imagery.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rommy 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  17. Iris says:

    Love the line breaks, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Iris 🙂 so nice to see you ❤️

  18. Wendy Bourke says:

    Another beautiful piece, Sanaa. The close on this is so ethereal and delicate, I actually imagined a wind blown kiss swept along on a puff of wind until eternity. ~ sigh ~

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww!❤️ Thank you so much, Wendy 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Geetashree 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  19. totomai says:

    I needed the warmth of Sangria sun this winter. Lovely piece, Sanaa

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Totomai 😀 so nice to see you ❤️

  20. Susan says:

    The tear, the kiss, the loss–only time and words will ease the pain.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Susan 😀

  21. Ah, one of the age-old concerns of poets! (I think of Shakespeare, Hardy…) In your own beautiful words.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  22. Marian says:

    Pretty 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww!❤️ Thank you so much, Marian 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  23. ayala says:

    A lovely share.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ayala 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  24. annell4 says:

    Oh, so beautiful!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Annell 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

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