Wildflower in the Rain

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“Even before I fully wake,” from poetic masterpiece “Blessing for Sound,” by David Whyte

Even before I fully wake,
even before the rays hit the window sill
am met with the slightest sound of chest heaving
up and down;
simple needs and wants that tethers the souls
and bounds them as one.

Shall I tell you my secrets?
Mention the blue that ebbs and flows,
you see, sound is synonymous to remembering,
feeling the softness of days despite opportunities
lost and gainedβ€”
I am an unfinished poem
caught between caution and compulsion, just waiting
for missing words
to conclude all that has long remained pending.

No light escapes nor outline of hours passing
dull the sense of you,
sometimes the one you admire is the one who sits
on the sidelines looking out for you;
he has the kind of depth that would bring a
woman to her knees,
evoke hues otherwise unknown to the clouds
and sun,
in utter and absolute adorationβ€”
I thank you for the smallest of acts,
for ineffable moments that take my breath away,
if it keeps your restless heart aching to touch
from afar
then know that we are joined by the stars,
by the falling rain, by the drops on wild skin,
our curiosity of the world ever stretching
and slow stirring.

And lastly, that I was not taught
nor trained in the way senses respond to you
rather it was only in shadows
that I realized true worthβ€”I thank you,
I thank you,
dusk intimate today and forever chasing
away life’s qualms and doubts;
I thank you light and sound for the surprises
when they come, I am smiling.

 

 

 

Photo credits: Pinterest

Grace is our lovely hostess at dVerse where she invites us to write
a Kwansaba poem
or a response poem to David Whyte’s Blessing
for Light and Blessing
for Sound poems. Come join us! πŸ’

Posted for Poetry Form: Kwansaba and Blessings @dVerse Poets Pub

Comments

  1. Grace says:

    Light and sounds, I feel the beautiful verses flowing from you. I also feel your excitement for the surprises of the coming day. How great to be inspired by someone when you are an unfinished poem, just waiting for the missing words.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt) 🌹

  2. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    I love the end conclusion, that light coming back, I can see how the poem of light inspired you.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. msjadeli says:

    There is a genuine sincerity in this that brings sorrow that these two remain apart.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. This piece really stirs the skein of loneliness, and paints a portrait of longing and blessings intertwined. Excellent emotional portrait. You had me with “the drops on wild skin”, as you allow eros to flash its breasts.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Glenn πŸ™‚ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  5. calmkate says:

    love have you can even make light and sound so sensuous, that’s real talent Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      That is such high praise! Thank you so much, Kate πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  6. So many great lines in this one! I especially liked, “I am an unfinished poem caught between caution and compulsion, just waiting for missing words” totally resonate with it! ❣

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. rob kistner says:

    Wow! Gorgeous, sensuous, sumptuous write. And that photo… swoon… You never disappoint. Happiest of holidays to you and yours my friend, and every blessing in the new year Sanaa! πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rob πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it! Wishing you Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year 2022 πŸ’„β€οΈ

  8. Selma Martin says:

    Love the sensuality in this poem. I think that’s how we should greet the day– as if it was Christmas every day and we are prompted to ‘open our present(now)’ with reverence and anticipation. Thanks for sharing, Sanaa. Superb!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. Punam says:

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, Sanaa! Love how you took inspiration and totally owned it. Happy holidays and take care. ❀️❀️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Punam πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you! Happy Holidays, you too, take care! πŸ’„β€οΈ

  10. Ron Rowland says:

    So much to behold, and so much to take in here — Loved it all.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. Helen says:

    No one writes poetry that speaks to the power of love .. like you, Ms. Sanaa! Sending wishes for peace and joy this Season!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! Thank you so much, Helen πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it! Sending love! Happy Holidays πŸ’„β€οΈ

  12. rob kistner says:

    May the joy of the season fill your heart here at the closing if the year 2021, and may peace abide in 2022. This is a most difficult time for our planet earth, and a time of turmoil for its peoples. May 2022 begin the way back! ✌🏼❀️🌎

    1. Sanaa says:

      Amen! ❀️❀️❀️

  13. I read this as though apart, you to an unknown other, and then a second time, as you to the community of poets. And found that this beautiful thank you gift is so personal, and yet so universal.

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