What more can be said, that

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Poem inspired by the title of Rumi’s poetic masterpiece, “What was told, that.”

What more can be said that raises a faint blush on,
embers of wanting
smolder marmalade-like over a pair of brown eyes,
copacetic these clouds murmur
not a thought, not a kiss, nor a glance is forgotten–
your beauty akin to a cream rosebud,
to winter sunshine illuminating the trees.

What more can be said that molds the heart
with such strangeness,
the crescent itself seethes when I utter your name
and I, seeing through pretense smile
I plead pardon for having my breath perfumedβ€”

Darkly whispering the underworld beckons,
I gaze upon the flowers pinned between rocks
sprouting deep purple,
the violet
being one to address blood consciousness.
To repudiate living darkness that exists in one’s soul
would be ideal,
I thought to myself as I rise from dreams unreal;
I bury my face in the wild storm of your being.

There is faith in the fog, I cannot see the ground
and yet
I tread further into the abyss of the unknown,
let lips decide the distance between us
love, I have witnessed many a February coldβ€”
come,
weave foolishness into my heart;

it’s perfectly easy, every atom
belonging to me as good
belongs to you;
what more can be said that raises a faint blush on.

 

 

Photo credits: Pinterest

A Skylover Wordlist: Underworld, crescent, seethe, faint,
sunshine, foolish πŸ’

Posted on Weekly Scribblings @ Poets and Storytellers United

& Posted on Open Link Night @ dVerse Poets Pub

Comments

  1. Kerry says:

    every atom
    belonging to me as good
    belongs to you

    Exquisitely ornate poetry!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  2. Wonderful use of colour in this poem, Sanaa! I love the phrase β€˜embers of wanting’ and the lines:
    β€˜There is faith in the fog, I cannot see the ground
    and yet
    I tread further into the abyss of the unknown,
    let lips decide the distance between us’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  3. Enchanting, enthralling … though it’s all gorgeous, I particularly res[pond to the 3rd verse.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  4. If there were no faith in the fog, we would be lost souls indeed!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, MMT πŸ’„β€οΈ

  5. gillena says:

    Ah yes even in the journey of love, one can never be certain but one can be feed the fires of faith
    Happy Wednesday Sanaa, thanks for a lovely prompt today

    (βœΏβ— β€Ώβ— )

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

      Much love …

  6. Rommy says:

    When the familiarity is such that even the atoms know no division between each other, so much has already been said without uttering a word.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rommy πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  7. Fine work indeed; I esp liked ‘There is faith in the fog…’

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ron πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  8. Myrna says:

    So many beautiful lines. Rumi would be proud to have inspired this lovely poem. Simply beautiful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Myrna πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  9. So beautiful and rich with romance. The electricity of knowing someone so well that words aren’t really necessary ring throughout this poem, but so thankful you gave us the voice.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  10. Bev says:

    So long since anyone weaved foolishness into my heart! Your beautiful words left me a little nostalgic!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  11. Beautifully crafted! I especially like “There is faith in the fog, I cannot see the ground
    and yet
    I tread further into the abyss of the unknown”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jenna πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  12. There is so much imagery throughout but this: “I bury my face in the wild storm of your being.” to me means that you willing to ride the whirlwind regardless of the consequences, dedication to your intended.
    Well done, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Joel πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  13. I, too, was hooked by the romantic imagery. Your love poems always satisfy; often ribald and so very personal, tender and vulnerable.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awwww gosh!πŸ’„β€οΈ Thank you so much, Glenn πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it!πŸ’„β€οΈ

  14. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    This is such a deep romantic feeling in this, but I especially enjoy the darkness rippling in the passionate underworld underneath.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  15. Xenia Tran says:

    Beautifully penned Sanaa, I especially love ‘There is faith in the fog, I cannot see the ground and yet I tread further into the abyss of the unknown’ xxx

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Xenia πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  16. Jade Li says:

    Sanaa, your whole poem is a smoldering plea that I enjoyed reading. My favorite (most convincing for me) is:
    “come, weave foolishness into my heart;” <3

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jade Li πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  17. Gayle Walters Rose says:

    I really like the idea of the flowers being “pinned” between the rocks…what a beautiful image that is, Sanaa and a lovely, romantic poem–I like how it ended as it began with a blush–just in time for the coming Valentine’s Day. Gayle

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gayle πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  18. lynn__ says:

    Yes, a warm and pulsating Valentine poem for sure!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lynn πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  19. Sara McNulty says:

    Wow! I love that you began and ended this with same words. Also love β€œthere is faith in the fog”. Outstanding poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awwww gosh!πŸ’„β€οΈ Thank you so much, Sara πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it!πŸ’„β€οΈ

  20. You paint with words. I love trust in fog.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Colleen πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  21. Gina says:

    i am particularly enchanted with the perfumed breadth, you have seduced me with this, so beautiful and sensous.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gina πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  22. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice line: “I bury my face in the wild storm of your being.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Frank πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  23. Beautiful sensual! The embers of wanting lie within each one of us! A great question!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Dwight πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  24. Grace says:

    Love this sensous poem specially the ending lines. Gorgeous share!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Grace πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

      (and thank you for hosting OLN) 🌹

  25. erbiage says:

    gadzooks! there is such LIFE in this!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Eric πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  26. Jim Feeney says:

    “embers of wanting
    smolder marmalade-like over a pair of brown eyes,”

    I love the music in this and through out the poem…all those “m”‘s colliding! JIM

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jim πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

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