Untitled (departing dream or smoke)

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I am lost surrounded by cloud of velvet smoke,
with joy that dims both reality and conscience,
as I retire into the arms of a most willful night.
There’s no denying tobacco with enchantment,
like light breaking from cantaloupe sun.

I sway as though whirlwind in a chestnut forest,
unaware that it’s a mask that engaged my mind,
I stumbled and lost track of both path and time.
There’s no denying tobacco, with enchantment,
like the glimmer of an amorous moon.

But at what cost I thought sighing with the mist
of June.

 

Photo credits: Pinterest

Posted for Midweek Motif @ Poets United

Comments

  1. annell4 says:

    Nicely done! “A mask that engaged my mind.”

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. I love the canteloupe sun and chestnut forest!!!!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. gillena says:

    Nice one Sanaa

    Much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      much love…

  4. Susan says:

    “I am lost surrounded by cloud of velvet smoke,
    with joy that dims both reality and conscience,
    as I retire into the arms of a most willful night.”

    Movies from the 40s and 50s used lighting effects to romanticize smoke into halos and symbolism … and you capture that here. No denying its enchantment at all.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  5. Old Egg says:

    Tobacco is of addictive but also a social identity for the user. I wonder whether it is because we appear to breathe fire like dragons and so think we are stronger? You poem is beautiful and the moon cold though she is gives us mysterious amorous thoughts doesn’t it?

    1. Sanaa says:

      Absolutely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Robin ❤️

  6. Thotpurge says:

    Cantaloupe sun!! Yes!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. Love it! Tempting and inviting piece. But the twist at the end wakes the reader from illusion. Excellent write, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww!❤️ Thank you so much, Khaya 😀 so glad you enjoyed it!❤️

  8. Sumana Roy says:

    to the smokers smoke has to have that velvet touch…nicely brought out Sana..love your ‘cantaloupe sun’ and the ‘arms of willful night’ both very tempting 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. Jae Rose says:

    I love the sense of being transported to that chestnut forest

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. panchali says:

    “But at what cost I thought sighing with mists of
    June.”– Even I wonder…is life worth so little? Beautifully penned, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. Marja says:

    ” I retire into the arms of a most willful night” and ” I sway as though whirlwind in a chestnut forest” are fantastic lines. I got swayed by your poem. Loved it The picture goes well with it

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Marja 🙂 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  12. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    There’s always a cost, isn’t there?

    1. Sanaa says:

      Yes there is. Thanks for stopping by, MMT 🙂

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