Untitled (from dreams and beyond)

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and just like that I was swept away
      as sugar maple whispers to the lake
   pointing to a piercing gaze
                               and most wanton sigh

I fleet fast and perish like the ebbing sun
         holding dear emotions of the past
                  ‘what is life but a pleasant dream’
death winked and squeezed
                                           my fingertips

Pray once
             pledge twice adamant lips
  ‘as enamoured soul at ease with love’
                 and though I may or not respond
           look to the stars
                                         and far beyond.

 

Photo credits: shutterstock.com

Posted on “Fireblossom Fridays” @ Real Toads

& Posted on the Poetry Pantry @ Poets United 

Comments

  1. Old Egg says:

    What a beautiful picture you painted with that last journey we all must take Sanaa and your words are quite comforting.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. kanzensakura says:

    Beautiful poem Sanaa. Soft, romantic, and comforting.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Toni 😊 so good to see you ❤

  3. What a peaceful and hopeful message

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Martin 😊 so glad you liked it ❤

  4. Very lovely, Sanaa…i like the sugar maple whispering to the lake……

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry 😊 so glad you liked it ❤

  5. Jim says:

    I liked the Segway to prayer. And “look to the stars and far beyond.”
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Death seems such a wonderful companion in this.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. This is such a gentle and comforting piece, Sanaa. Beautiful write!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Khaya 😊 so glad you liked it ❤

  8. Fireblossom says:

    This is so beautiful, Sunny. My word, you have certainly made giant strides with your writing. I am still shaking my head in admiration for your collaborative poem at Toads.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww!❤❤ Thank you soo much, Shay 😊 so glad you liked it!❤❤

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  9. Kerry says:

    This is a beautiful capture of that fleeting moment of death.. I like the way you have imagined it, especially:
    death winked and squeezed
    my fingertips

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry 😊 so good to see you ❤

  10. I like the way you’ve conveyed the suddenness of death in the opening lines, Sanaa, and I love the line:
    ‘I fleet fast and perish like the ebbing sun’.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. helen dehner says:

    ‘death winked and squeezed my fingertips’ ~~~ adore this line. Great work.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Helen 😊 so glad you liked it ❤

  12. ‘what is life but a pleasant dream’
    death winked and squeezed my fingertips

    So beautifully poignant.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie 😊 so good to see you ❤

  13. Julian says:

    A beautiful piece capturing lifes last loved moments.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Julian 😊 so glad you liked it ❤

  14. Thotpurge says:

    death winked and squeezed my fingertips… that’s very vivid! Nicely done.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. Sumana Roy says:

    Passage of time so wonderfully captivated in the image ‘ebbing sun”. I am also enamoured of the ‘death winked….’ line. A fab write Sanaa 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sumana 😊 so good to see you ❤

  16. Mary says:

    Ah, I wonder sometimes if we will wake up from our ‘pleasant dream’ that is life and find that we are indeed somewhere else entirely…….perhaps indeed our dreaming state will lead, alas, to heaven.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Most definitely 😊 thanks for stopping by, Mary ❤

  17. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    There’s really not much we can do when death winks, is there?

    1. Sanaa says:

      Nope 😊 thanks for stopping by, MMT ❤

  18. A lovely whisking away, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry 😊 so glad you liked it ❤

  19. annell4 says:

    My favorite was “death winked, and squeezed your fingertips.” Just like death.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Annell 😊 so good to see you ❤

  20. that opening line created the movement that you kept throughout this moving poem – “Pray once
    pledge twice adamant lips”

    -especially nice 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Laura 😊 so glad you liked it ❤

  21. I agree your opening line was magnificent and swept me through the rest of the poem beautifully!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Donna 😊 so good to see you ❤

  22. ZQ says:

    Sweet as usual. Love the pic too.
    ZQ

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  23. Elizabeth says:

    Life is all too brief, passing swiftly by,

    Elizabeth

    1. Sanaa says:

      Indeed! Thanks for stopping by, Elizabeth ❤️

  24. Susan says:

    My comment disappeared because I didn’t notice the 15+9 prompt! I said wonderful things about this poem and especially the last verse which may be the best you have ever written. How wonderful that you have many years ahead of you! How wonderful that we can find you in your poems.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww!❤️ Thank you so much, Susan 🙂 so glad you liked it!❤️

      (I was bombarded by spam.. hence the captcha)

  25. Aurora says:

    The last stanza is my favorite.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  26. Wendy Bourke says:

    A brilliant opening line, that sets off a wonderful cascade of words. The piece has an ethereal quality to it that is really lovely.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  27. It all starts when a “sugar maple whispers to the lake…” What a magical place your poems live in.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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