Four short poems

UNTITLED

I want to touch you
Yet not touch you

The fragile light
Wanders across
Your slumbering hills
And inviting valleys
But I am still
Like morning dew
On sleepy flowers
Absorbing poetry
At its finest

I want to touch you
Yet not touch you
But memorize
Each curve
And pathway
With my poet’s eyes
Until I melt
Into the scenery

© Noora

NOTE: I realized I never finished this piece because I decided to use “slumbering hills and inviting valleys” in my poem called: Poetry in the Air– please, feel free to read it.

ONE-NIGHT STANDS

Adrift
Like my
Night-time poems

Replayed memories
For no one to view
Silent sorrow
For no one to interpret
Protected secrets
Never meant to see
The daylight

Lyrical one-night stands
Forgotten
In the morning

When my yesterday
Turns into
Someone else’s tomorrow
Where I am nothing
But a haunting sunset

© Noora

 

ABANDONED

My skin
Still aches
From where
Your fingertips
And lips
Traced pathways
And marked territory
You never claimed.
We both burned
With the same fire
But why am I
The only one
Left smoldering

© Noora

 

MEMORIES

Sometimes
They come
And stay
Uninvited
And play
With the strings
Of my heart
Slowly
Soulfully
Refusing
To leave
Like an adagio

© Noora

They are NOT new (!) and not in any specific order. I wasn’t sure about posting them (at all) because “One-night stands” and “Abandoned” are slightly depressing. I often edit my old drafts/notes (written years ago), but I doubt I’d ever work on these pieces again, so, perhaps it’s time to set them free – and most of all get over my “nothing to post” stress. Ha!

Love, laughter, inspiration
Always
– Noora

34 thoughts on “Four short poems

  1. Happy you opened a window to allow these to breathe freshness. Perhaps a kind breeze shall drift in, unblock your mind. Thanks for sharing Noora 🙂

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    1. I hope so, too! I’ve been slightly stressed out about my posting break – luckily I still have plenty of caged poems – waiting to be released. 🙂 I just don’t always feel comfortable sharing them. Thank you so much for reading, NbJ!

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  2. Hi. These are great. This is great. ~ I’m quite the fan, lately, of bringing things out again and maybe changing the structure or even the wording somewhat. Or even mixing pieces of different poems like Legos. 🙂 It’s always new to someone. Good energy. ~ Bill

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    1. Thank you, Bill!!

      “It’s always new to someone” was a line I needed to read – thank you for the encouragement.

      Oh, and I often mix pieces and build poems like Legos. Ha ha, maybe that’s why I never get anything finished/posted. lol.

      Thanks for the comment – hugely appreciated.

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  3. I loved these Noora, I’m so glad you shared them! I especially liked Untitled and Abandoned. Sorry to hear you’re having a bit of writer’s block, hope it clears soon! 🙂

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  4. My muse is also on vacation, not possible to write much – if any – poetry. I liked all of these a lot, but “memories” spoke to me most. Beautiful. Poetic music.

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  5. These are so beautiful. Noora! Especially love “One-night Stands” – I know that feeling so well… I hope your writer’s block is over soon, but anything you write is amazing, so I’ll be happy to read some ‘golden oldies’ as well, haha 🙂
    Hugs! Iris ❤

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    1. Thank you, dear Iris. There was a time in my life when I was going through a devastating heartache. I didn’t want to write about it, although I believe in the healing power of poetry/writing. Well, eventually I ended up writing “One-night stands” and some other poems. Hugs back at you!

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  6. Hi dear Noora…. Great poems…

    My favorite stanza is the last one of the second poem, which is the one I like the most… Regardless it was not an easy choice, mind you…

    Thanks all my best wishes and happy weekend to you.
    Aquileana 😀

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