Untitled (gift me a verse)

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I stripped away what remained few fragments of fear,
as silence exchanged promise of wooing silvery moon.
Fraught with readiness, I lay down upon sleepy grass,
and observed as sky chased away passing clouds.

I know beneath night’s dark veil there lie deep secrets,
visible to those who dare to defy nothingness of sleep.
I reach and grab a handful of glittering, gloomy stars
laugh as few thoughts escaped to the woods and fields,

‘Gift me a verse so that the universe can heal.’

 

 

Photo credits:Β β€œJeremy Mann – Artist Sensuality in Art”

Posted for ‘Poetics’ @ dVerse Poets Pub

Posted on Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

Comments

  1. angie says:

    oh, this is stunning!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Angie πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  2. De Jackson says:

    I love the idea of “gloomy stars.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, De πŸ™‚ so good to see you ❀️

  3. Grace says:

    Love the positive turn at the end from: glittering, gloomy stars ~

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Grace πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  4. Walter Marks says:

    Interesting, “I lay down upon sleepy grass,
    and observed as sky chased away passing clouds.” How very descriptive of the enchantment of the moment, looking for purpose

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Walter πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  5. Lynn says:

    The gift of verse, is there any better? The imagery in this is stunning! Very well written.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww!❀️ Thank you so much, Lynn πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it!❀️

  6. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Best gift you can ever get is a verse like that

    1. Sanaa says:

      Indeed!❀️ Thank you so much, Bjorn πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  7. Sumana Roy says:

    love this reaching and grabbing ‘those grains of light…nice…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sumana πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  8. Your poem is dreamlike, with its ‘promise of wooing silvery moon’ and ‘sleepy grass’, as if everything is suspended, Sanaa. The second stanzas is quite shadowy with ‘night’s dark well’ and its ‘deep secrets’. as well as the gloomy stars’ – and then there’s that wonderful twist at the end – hope in the gift of verse!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww!❀️ Thank you so much, Kim πŸ˜€ so good to see you!❀️

  9. Bev says:

    What a lovely dreaming with a caveat of hope at the end.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  10. Xenia says:

    A wonderful dream and wish Sanaa, beautifully penned :o) xxx

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Xenia πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  11. annell4 says:

    Beautiful!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Annell πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  12. Frank says:

    I liked the idea of daring to defy the “nothingness” of sleep.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Frank πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  13. I love the images in this, and the last line just wraps it up beautifully.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jane πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  14. “A handful of glittering, gloomy stars…”. Lovely!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sarah πŸ™‚ so good to see you ❀️

  15. Birth oF poetic
    heART GifT oF
    hUman LiGht
    Breathe
    Beach
    shores
    exPaNDinG
    MoRe.. Emerald
    eYes waTer SinG
    GrAiNs oF saND aLL
    SPirALinG GuLL
    LiveS
    oN..
    wAvEs
    OceAN
    shores
    More Dunes
    HiGhER oF LIFe
    Sea oats sway oF LoVe..
    Breeze Dances eYes Freed..:)

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Katie πŸ™‚ so good to see you ❀️

  16. Poetry & fellowship have become popular themes out here on the trail–& what lovely gifts we present to each other; smile

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❀️ thanks for stopping by, Glenn πŸ™‚

  17. lynn says:

    A gift to be desired…lovely writing!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lynn πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  18. Sanaa, this is gorgeous…this poem itself is a gift!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww!❀️ Thank you so much, Sreeja πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it!❀️

  19. Mary says:

    Under the stars….lying on a bed of grass, how can there be fear!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely!❀️ Thanks for stopping by, Mary πŸ™‚

  20. “defy nothingness of sleep” – now that’s a memorable line indeed

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Laura πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  21. Sumana Roy says:

    so lovely to read it for the second time….

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sumana πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  22. Gift me a verse, indeed! And let’s make this world dance and shine in dark and bright. πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww!❀️ Thank you so much, Magaly πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it!❀️

  23. Anita says:

    Looking for such a magical verse. A verse with the power to heal the Universe is powerful, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Anita πŸ™‚ so good to see you ❀️

  24. totomai says:

    I really liked the last line – so powerful, Sanaa

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Totomai πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  25. Bev says:

    Ah, would that a verse could heal the universe. Perhaps, just perhaps. Great write.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  26. Kerry says:

    Sanaa, I always marvel at the way your verse integrates so perfectly with the image you have chosen. This is perfectly serene.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww!❀️ Thank you so much, Kerry πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it!❀️

  27. This is so beautifully described, and the last line is brilliant!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  28. gillena says:

    Stunning!!!!!!

    much love

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  29. Stacy Mar says:

    love the way you describe the moon.
    the whole poem is moving.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Stacy πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  30. Elizabeth says:

    Thankfully, there is no end to what we can do with a gift of verse. Lovely write,

    Elizabeth

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Elizabeth πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  31. Wendy Bourke says:

    Another lovely piece of writing … stunning, really. β€˜Gift me a verse so that the universe can heal.’ is beyond incredible. Truly I wish I’d written that line. It speaks – so eloquently – to my poetic muse. Brilliant!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww!❀️ Thank you so much, Wendy πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it!❀️

  32. Old Egg says:

    I love the way your poetry stretches into unknown territory and entertains the reader with such wonderful pictures Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  33. CC says:

    This idea of glittering stars being gloomy is so interesting to me……as though they are putting on a front to hide the gloom!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, C.C πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  34. Julian says:

    Another fine poem, most enjoyable

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  35. Inspirational. May all our verses be healing!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

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