Untitled (say the name)

Under the boundless sky, say the name
and watch as rosy sunset floods the sky
Lebuhraya, lebuhraya as we’re led into
the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

A city swept by rising sighs and dreams
as I dip my woes into glimmering lakes,
hear the gust herald yellowing blossoms
and rain. You see the same faces every
time you enter a cafe, with coffee and
friends, trouble need not cross our way.

I watch as smiles greet me on the trail
Lebuhraya, lebuhraya as the sky alters
to grey.

 

Photo credits: WallpaperUP

Lebuhraya is an expressway that leads around city of Kuala Lumpur.

Posted for Poems in April @ Real Toads

28 thoughts on “Untitled (say the name)

  1. So many freeways…I wonder where are the cars?

    1. Sanaa says:

      😉

  2. Such magical names. I love the smiles in the coffee shop. We have a bake shop here that is the same. I especially like the dipping of woes into glimmering lakes. I really enjoyed this poem, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  3. Ellecee says:

    I can relate to the feeling of coming near to a place that you love. The anticipation of seeing those familiar faces and having coffee with friends. Good stuff 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. Vivian Zems says:

    … Nice line : A city swept by rising sighs and dreams ….so lovely! ❤️💙

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. kanzensakura says:

    A city swept by sighs and dreams – beautiful. such an exotic place to say the name…. I loved this style so different from your usual.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. Jim says:

    Big town but a small place when it comes to trying to hide. I like this, It’s a pretty town. I haven’t been to Malaysia, closest would be Hong Kong. China and the airport at Tokyo are the only eastern places we’ve visited. Mideast, yes.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. I don’t usually think of cities – let alone expressways – as beloved places, but you make this one sound positively homey. 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. Margaret says:

    This sounds like a very comforting place. This is a fun travel about today in the Garden.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. Kerry says:

    This feels like home, Sanaa. I love the musicality of the names.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. Bjorn says:

    Love how you tied this place to the people you know… so large part of a place is the people.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. gillena says:

    Luv the song of your heart as you draw friends into your place name

    Lovely write Sanaa

    Much🌼love

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      Much🌹love

  12. Such musical names, Sanaa, and I love the ‘boundless sky’ – we have them here too. I love the description of Kuala Lumpur as a ‘city swept by rising sighs and dreams, and the friendliness of the seeps through with the aroma in the lines:
    ‘…you enter a cafe, with coffee and
    friends, trouble need not cross our way’.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. Paul Scribbles says:

    Lebuhraya has such a mythical quality as a place name Sanaa. Bewitching poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. Sara McNulty says:

    Love places with friendly faces that you know. So much comfort in that, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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