You, therefore

Spread the love

I have felt rain
falling
on top of my head,
heard soft crackling
of wood
and seen individual flames burn,
yet I know not this feeling that gushes toward
like the ocean
every time when I hear your voice.

It’s said that sensitivity is a staircase
each step
that we take allows ourselves to move in
another inch closer
nowhere to go
when you watch me as though I have got stars
in my eyes
I want to wrap my arms around you
as roots that grow
be the sun, the soil and wind
that your heart and soul requires to blossom
and never let you go.

You are nerves
You are sensation
soft petals red that swirl and caress my feet, 
before you
I’d merely dipped into desire
as a maiden unaware of first love,
first touch.
It breaks away and spreads as ripples in a lake
past memories, past woes, past pain
I have held my breath time and again
at mere thought of pressing your lips
against mine
sweet is ardor
salty is ache
your gaze is enough to melt the hardest of beings.

Come February,
I am wind-chimes in the winter breeze
a mimosa plant
awaiting the slightest chance
that a beloved comes and sets me free.

 

Photo credits: Pinterest 

Posted for Weekend Mini-Challenge @ Real Toads 

and Posted on the Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

Comments

  1. Strong emotions, particularly those fed by pheromones can be sooo overwhelming (often, in the best of ways). The tone of this piece makes me think of that. Of how love can feel, when it grabs us by the tips of everything we are and just takes us… no questions asked.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awwww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Magaly 😀 so glad you enjoyed it! ❤️

  2. annell4 says:

    I love each work!!!

    1. annell4 says:

      Not WORK I meant, WORD. What naughty fingers.

      1. Sanaa says:

        ❤️❤️❤️

    2. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Annell 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  3. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    I do love this, though for me February is still so filled with weight… really

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. Carrie V. H. says:

    New love and true love can be like this Sanaa. This is utterly lovely. I especially love the line,”I want to wrap my arms around you as roots that grow”….stunning!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. Marian says:

    How beautiful, Sanaa! So romantic!
    I first read “stairs in my eyes” which kinda worked as well, haha. xo

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt) 🌹

  6. You have conveyed the sensation of falling in love beautifully, Sanaa! You’ve captured it so well it the lines:
    ‘…I know not this feeling that gushes toward
    like the ocean
    every time when I hear your voice’;
    ‘I want to wrap my arms around you
    as roots that grow’;
    and the anticipation in the lines:
    ‘I am wind-chimes in the winter breeze
    a mimosa plant
    awaiting the slightest chance
    that a beloved comes and sets me free’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Kim 😀 so glad you enjoyed it! ❤️

  7. This poem is especially gorgeous, Sanaa. I love “Sensitivity is a staircase”, the stars in your eyes, and, especially, your closing stanza.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. Kerry says:

    This is a very beautiful poem, Sanaa. And i especially love the title.. You, therefore everything that follows.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awwww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Kerry 😀 so glad you enjoyed it! ❤️

  9. Rommy says:

    Oh man, young love… it lights up everything brighter than Times Square, NYC as it dances up and down every nerve ending we have.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😉 thanks for stopping by, Rommy ❤️

  10. Helen says:

    .. an exquisite poem all about love!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. Susan says:

    Truly beautiful, Sanaa. Written from the heart!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. Mary says:

    Truly beautiful, Sanaa, and filled with wonderfully expressed emotion.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. Truedessa says:

    A wonderfully romantic poem for the month of February.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Truedessa 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  14. Full of the beautiful imagery and passionate feeling we have come to expect from you. All utterly gorgeous. I love the wind chimes image in particular, and ‘sweet is ardor / salty is ache’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awwww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Rosemary 😍 so glad you enjoyed it! ❤️

  15. Myrna says:

    This is so sensuous and romantic. The yearning is so strong , the words so beautiful.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  16. Whitesnake says:

    Well I err um err kinda oh yes um loved it!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  17. Vivian Zems says:

    I love how you brought in all the 5 senses here….and you wove them together beautifully!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vivian 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  18. Old Egg says:

    Yes, this poem really is emotive, where the lead character is overwhelmed by love’s attraction. When love really comes into our lives we realize that all the previous dalliances were but nothing compared with the real thing. How beautifully you expressed those feelings Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. kaykuala h says:

    Whenever Hank comes for a visit here at your blog Sanaa, Hank is made to feel so young at heart. You have invariably on offer something for those in throes of love and affections. Thanks for the happiness in feelings, Ma’am!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Hank 😀 so glad you enjoyed it! ❤️

  20. Thotpurge says:

    It’s said that sensitivity is a staircase
    each step
    that we take allows ourselves to move in
    another inch closer – so well said, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rajani 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  21. Wendy Bourke says:

    Beautiful – as always. The closing stanza is splendiferously exquisite.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  22. your poems so often sing and this one especially – memorable line: “It’s said that sensitivity is a staircase” – I shall ponder on this for days!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awwwww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Laura 😀 so glad you liked it! ❤️

  23. Every line is beautiful Sanaa….

    Come February,
    I am wind-chimes in the winter breeze
    a mimosa plant
    awaiting the slightest chance
    that a beloved comes and sets me free…………wonderful!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sreeja 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  24. Sara McNulty says:

    “I am wind-chimes in the winter breeze”

    No one does romance like you, Sanaa. A stunning poem!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Sara 😀 so glad you enjoyed it! ❤️

  25. You write love as so beautifully giddy and hopeful. Love it!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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