Untitled (counting down hours before midnight)

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The stars tonight are as though diamonds
crashing down into the ungovernable sea.
The room smells distinctly of black coffee,
scattered pages and books upon bedsheet.

I glance into the mirror that beckons near,
slide into a portal of memories, enthralled.
What is this feeling that consumes, I smile
unraveling an era of foolishness and doubt.

Ringed, with fingerprints and faery dust is
a lavender laptop, that rests atop a dresser.
Dearer than rhythm and heartbeat its keys,
from which passion flows inside the screen.

With a sigh that reaches out to heavenly sky
I, packed my belongings and blew out a kiss,
crossing over the threshold with sweet relief
I, watch as cirrus clouds and leaves descend,

counting down the hours 
                                            until we meet again.

 

(for my sister, Aena)

Photo credits: Pixabay

Posted on ‘Bits of Inspiration’ @ Real Toads

Posted on the Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

Comments

  1. Angie says:

    This is so ethereal.
    And why wouldn’t your laptop be lavender?

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. Mama Zen says:

    I love the lavender laptop!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. Marian says:

    This is soooo nice. Suggests traveling and the sweet reunion following ❤️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Marian 😀 I wrote this for my sister while packing to travel back to K.L ❤️

  4. Love this. It is filled with images and emotions. Thanks so much for writing for the prompt! Love the lavender laptop.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  5. Jim says:

    So well portrayed, Sanaa. Signs of business and pleasure mixed. I had a bright red laptop but it literally crashed and broke when I dropped it on the floor.
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. gillena says:

    Nice motifs of colour, shapes and sound and then you serve to a nice anticipation; whats not to luv about this write

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      much love…

  7. paul scribbles says:

    Delightful write, Sanaa 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. Thotpurge says:

    Lovely that lavender laptop…with its dear keys… nicely done..

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. “A sigh that reaches out to a heavenly sky”….what a beautiful thought and line! Love this Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. lavender laptop, faery dust, how beautiful…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. Nicely done, Sanaa, with diamond stars, black coffee and a lavender laptop ‘Ringed with fingerprints and faery dust’. The weird thing is that I also wrote about the keys and rhythm!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Love the lavender laptop… our keyboard talks

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. Sara McNulty says:

    This reads like a lovely daydream, at night.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. kaykuala h says:

    Dearer than rhythm and heartbeat its keys,
    from which passion flows inside the screen.

    Isn’t that great! That is how it had been nights clicking away at the keyboard. Wonderful way of expression, Sanaa!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. Rall says:

    Love the coffee smell in the room and the bitter sweet excitement of flying out again
    leaving loved ones behind.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  16. Jae Rose says:

    I love how this transports us into the writing process – the tools we use to communicate are very precious..and hard to part with as technology marches on

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  17. Old Egg says:

    Once upon a time a hammer was a hammer but now even the tools where we do our work can be colored to fit mood or relect our personalities. Beautiful poem Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. Jericho says:

    This is very good. I especially like this part:

    “I smile
    unraveling an era of foolishness”

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. A lovely poem for your sister. I relate to how precious our computers and devices Are!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  20. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    I sense the great anticipation in this poem. The meeting will be wonderful!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (It certainly was wonderful!)

  21. CC says:

    I love the inclusion of everyday details in this….they build atmosphere and heighten the sense of anticipation.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  22. Bev says:

    Such a gentle read, with pleasant hope of upcoming reunion. Well written!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  23. humbird says:

    I had all my senses got fulfilled while read this nice poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  24. Myrna says:

    Lovely writing Sanaa. It could have varying interpretations but the ending made me think of a woman leaving her lover to find other adventures. Enjoyed this much.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  25. Mary says:

    Waiting until one meets again is sometimes painful, though hopefully worth the wait!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Mary 🙂

  26. bkmackenzie says:

    The lavender laptop makes me feel you are leaving a child to later return to… bkm

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  27. Elizabeth says:

    Delicate and softly defined, like that patch of lavender.

    Elizabeth

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  28. You had me at “fingerprints and faery dust”. 😀

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  29. ZQ says:

    Aena, should be pleased.
    ZQ

    1. Sanaa says:

      I am pleased to say that she truly was!❤️ Thanks for stopping by, ZQ 🙂

  30. Wendy Bourke says:

    This is exquisitely drawn! I loved this piece!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  31. Yes, that is such a great threshold to cross, to meet with our loved ones, and/or enter the world of poetry. And who but you, dear Sanaa, would have a lavender laptop?

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (who indeed, *wink*)

  32. annell4 says:

    Your words are tender, my favorite kind!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  33. ayala says:

    Lovely and sweet poem!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  34. Kerry says:

    This is lovely, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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