Untitled (of madness and fragile things)

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This heart of mine’s fragile like a pane
of glass. What you tore apart is still in
my hands, crushed like petals of coral-
root flower.

I am the keeper of secrets, of thoughts
and things that senseless trees can not
hear. In the receding hours of twilight,
I am the hush that follows a prayer.

Perhaps there is a hidden agenda in the
fragility of life, like a wan light through
sleet and rain. To be driven by madness
and still be sane.

 

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Comments

  1. There is so much beauty in the sadness weaved into this poem. The “hush that follows [the] prayer” is loud enough to break any heart. And the hope the speaker infuses into madness that might be sanity is so very relatable. Beautiful, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww!❀️ Thank you soo much, Magaly πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it!❀️

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  2. Plum says:

    I am nuts over these:

    “What you tore apart is still in
    my hands, crushed like petals of coral-
    root flower.”

    “To be driven by madness
    and still be sane.”

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. kaykuala h says:

    like a wan light through
    sleet and rain. To be driven by madness
    and still be sane.

    How strong is the counter attack which may be prompted by a semblance and combination of craziness? Beautiful word-craft Sanaa!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Hank 😊 so good to see you ❀

  4. Such beauty entwined in this. Sadness and hope sing sweetly somewhere.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. angie says:

    it reads like an autobiography. cool

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    i feel like staying sane in such pain is the real opportunity though. Beautiful writing,

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 😊 so good to see you ❀

  7. Beautifully written, Sanaa. I especially love:
    ‘In the receding hours of twilight,
    I am the hush that follows a prayer’
    and
    ‘Perhaps there is a hidden agenda in the
    fragility of life, like a wan light through
    sleet and rain’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim 😊 so good to see you ❀

  8. Sumana Roy says:

    “I am the hush that follows a prayer.” This is the most beautiful and the best space to be in. And the final sentence reads like an adage. Beautiful Sanaa…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. Jae Rose says:

    I am the hush that follows a prayer is my favourite line in this wonderful poem

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jae 😊 so good to see you ❀

  10. Kerry says:

    This is excellent, Sanaa. Though I hesitate to say one of your best, certainly a new favourite for me. Every line is strong and rings with the love of a true heart.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. Old Egg says:

    Well I hope your heart is not that fragile Sanaa. I have always trusted trees to keep secrets and that is why carved hearts and initials are often indecipherable over time.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❀ thanks for stopping by, Robin 😊

  12. Mary says:

    To be driven by madness and still be sane — really what a conflict one must feel inside oneself. What a contrast you have expressed so well with your words.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. J.N. Toma says:

    You once again amaze me with this poem of yours Sanaa. I can feel your emotions through it and your words are just so lovely. Happy Sunday!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      Happy Sunday πŸ™‚ have a wonderful week ahead.

  14. Thotpurge says:

    In the receding hours of twilight,
    I am the hush that follows a prayer… very nice Sanaa.. I think this is one of my favourites from you now.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. Bev says:

    Ah, to find the hidden agenda in the fragility of life is the secret … to make each challenge a stepping stone … to turn misfortune into a lesson … conversely to be the prayer that follows the hush!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely❀️ thanks for stopping by, Beverly πŸ™‚

  16. Manicddaily says:

    A very sweet and heartfelt poem. I feel for myself less in the sane camp! But appreciate your very poetic point of view! K.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  17. My goodness what a poem to return to Sanaa….I loved the heart wrenching opening and then the closing was amazing….

    ‘Perhaps there is a hidden agenda in the
    fragility of life, like a wan light through
    sleet and rain. To be driven by madness
    and still be sane.’

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. Myrna says:

    Sanaa, this is such a beautiful poem. I had to pause after each stanza, so rich in its meaning.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. Ayala says:

    Beautiful lines and such a strong ending.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  20. This is so beautiful, Sanaa. I especially love the middle stanza.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  21. Wendy Bourke says:

    Brilliantly written – it reads aloud, wonderfully … powerfully. The close on this is haunting.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  22. Cressida says:

    The pain and sorrow of love beautifully expressed.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  23. I like the idea of life’s hidden agenda as a slight light through rain and sleet.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  24. annell4 says:

    Loved the poem, last line wonderful!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  25. kanzensakura says:

    The last two lines in this poem is like an arrow in the heart. Amazing poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  26. Candy says:

    that first line almost made my heart break. this is very special

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww!❀️ Thank you so much, Candy πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it!❀️

  27. Oh, I love this! “to be driven by madness and still be sane” That is the tight rope we walk.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  28. Perfect closing lines…. beautiful one Sanaa!!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  29. gillena says:

    the paradox in your end lines leaves the reader, contemplating long after the poem is finished

    Nice one Sanaa

    Thanks for linking to Monday Writes

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      Much love…

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