With a flitting blush, elucidate

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Dried lotus seeds.
Like esoteric, simmer until fully soft and powdery;
every breath of his corroborates
to distinctive flavour
of pandan leaves,
stir gentlyβ€”
sweet potato flour
thickened by whispers,
a strangely delicious taste;
our lips speak
of broken boundaries under the flower moon.

 

 

 

 

(Lotus seed sweet soup ~ Chinese dessert)

Photo credits: “Bacio,” by Giovanni Esposito, Pinterest.

Merril is our hostess today at dVerse and the word is
“Seed.” Come join us! πŸ’

Posted for Quadrille #127: Planting Seeds @ dVerse Poets Pub

Comments

  1. “sweet potato flour thickened
    by whispers,”

    only you know how to seed the sensual Sanaa!!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    I love the cooking metaphor of that love… love the same quote as Laura.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. Your quadrille is so sensual, Sanaa! I too love β€˜sweet potato flour thickened by whispers’, and how romantic are those lips that β€˜speak of broken boundaries under the flower moon’.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

    2. Sara McNulty says:

      I agree with everyone on the sensuality of this poem and that delicious line, β€œsweet potato flour sweetened by whispers β€œ.

      1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. Oh, how lovely, Sanaa!
    “sweet potato flour thickened
    by whispers,” ❀️❀️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Merril πŸ˜€ I enjoyed writing this one πŸ’„β€οΈ

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt) 🌹

  5. Bev Crawford says:

    The tastes interspersed with the passion make for a beautiful poem!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. Ingrid says:

    This gorgeous love poem is delicate as a rose petal Sanaa! A sensuous delight 🌸

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. Sarav says:

    Such a tasty visual poem. I love the line of β€œbroken boundaries” it conveys so much, and let’s the imagination take it. Beautifully done.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. Gillena Cox says:

    Gorgeous, Romantic, Bravo

    much πŸ’— love

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      Much 🍡 love …

  9. msjadeli says:

    Lotus seed sweet soup sounds like a rare treat to enjoy. Nice to blend with romance πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. Making out and cooking and interesting combination and metaphor! I love how wound them together into one great quadrille!

    every breath of his corroborates…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. calmkate says:

    sensual cooking at it’s best, guessing it’s an aphrodisiac … you have talent!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. rog leach says:

    your sweet potatoe flour line is stunning
    whish ccould cook up such a poem with my words

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  13. rob kistner says:

    So fantastical and romantic Sanaa β€” beautiful!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. Is it cooking or is it love or is it both?

    1. Sanaa says:

      Both πŸ˜€

  15. Decadent and provocative words to tease the senses! The image is perfect as well!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  16. Ken Gierke says:

    Now that’s a recipe best served hot. πŸ˜‰

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  17. Some love potion! Absolutely delightful Sanaa β˜ΊοΈπŸ’•

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. Ali Grimshaw says:

    Your poem heats up with some intoxicating aromas. You have such way with words. Delightful.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. K.Hartless says:

    Love the simmering seeds and the culinary romance. Much enjoyed.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  20. Sanaa, this is crazy. You can make anything seem sexy in your poetry. Wow.

    <3
    David

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hahahaha πŸ˜€ thank you!! πŸ’„β€οΈ

  21. Mmmm – sensuality and food. A ‘delicious taste’ indeed.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  22. Sensual and mysterious Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  23. Helen says:

    … a most delicious recipe.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  24. Kerfe says:

    You always make love sound so appealing.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  25. “sweet potato flour
    thickened by whispers”
    Love this line and the imagery.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  26. De Jackson says:

    Well, now this is just gorgeous, Sanaa:
    “our lips speak
    of broken boundaries under the flower moon.”

    **swooon**

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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