who are you? #poem #poetry

who are you?
which gale winds have blown you here?
which fallen saint showed you the way?
besieged by you, old loves abandoned in dark cemeteries
lament like choirs in my Hellenistic Greece
virgin thighs ferment inside your blood
scared azaleas tremble on my pillows
step in my room
and know no fear
unravel poems from your battered heart
scent the roses with my fantasiesโ€™ Levant
weave lies into the brocade of my sofas
make those satyrs with horse ears to shut up

letโ€™s dwell in silence for a minute…
then tell me how you landed here
and who are you
my darling sonneteer?



80 thoughts on “who are you? #poem #poetry

  1. There are so many wonderful lines here, I would be easier to copy and paste the entire poem than to recite them. Which fallen saint showed you the way. Loved this line. Loves abandoned/dark cemeteries/Hellenistic Greece. All so creative and wonderful.

    Your opening drew one into this piece. Honestly, it made me think of Pythia, It had a feel as if it were spoken by her, questioning one’s presence in Delphi.

    This was epic.

    How did I land here? Not sure, but the reason I came was to read your brilliant poetry.

    Wish you all the best with your fantasies Levant. Your heart deserves whatever she desires.

    Have an inspiring day as you have so adeptly given me.

    1. Good morning, Drew. I hope you enjoyed your coffee.

      Thank you so much for the praise and the wishes. Pythia? ๐Ÿ™‚ You are too sweet ๐Ÿ™‚

      I am flattered I inspire you. Know you inspire me too.

      Have a fabulous day, Drew! May the muse be with you. Today and always !

    1. Hello my dear friend! Thank you so much for your comment. I thought you were going to criticize me. “old poetry” ๐Ÿ™‚ Remember?

      1. Thank you Ankit!

        I actually loved the term “old poetry.” You came up with it. It’s yours ๐Ÿ™‚ You are very creative. my friend.

        The painting depicts the village of Plaka in the shadow of the Acropolis.
        Enjoy your evening!
        I’ll be in touch.

      2. Hi there! Hope everything is well, my dear friend! Iโ€™ll get back to you tonight.
        Take care of you!

    1. Eric, I am on my phone and I am not sure my reply went through. What happened after you dwelled in the silence? ๐Ÿ˜Š

      1. Thatโ€™s darling! I can dwell in silence for hours and I still canโ€™t go to sleep.
        On a very different note, your short lines are unbelievable! I am mesmerized by them. Donโ€™t write so well anymore๐Ÿ˜Š Write something that will put me to sleep. Kidding ๐Ÿ˜Š Enjoy your evening although the latest from British politics..,.

  2. What brought me here?๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘ŒGreat question! I know it’s still in draft stage for a great sonnet. The words and thoughts pulled me here. The punchline about the sonneteer gave the needed push to read it. Lovely. It sure can be the magnet with your great articulation and can be a masterpiece. Best,๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ

      1. You are welcome. Keep sharing the great thoughts so we’ll woven and interspersed with delightful phrases that come as surprise and touch the emotions. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  3. Such an exquisite piecedear G, itโ€™s full of rich imagery. Itโ€™s exquisite specially the last lines letโ€™s dwell in silence …who could have thought of it but you ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much, my dear Tania. You are so good to me. Very grateful for your comment ๐ŸŒธ

      1. I am on the road. I do not want to miss any of your beautiful poetry. I will find time to read tomorrow for sure. Take care ๐Ÿ˜Š

      2. Can I reply privately to that? ๐Ÿ˜ŠI will write to you when I get a chance โค๏ธ

      3. No need to apologize ๐Ÿ˜Š I value you and your work a lot. I am just a private person. Thatโ€™s all.
        I will talk to you later. Take care โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ

  4. So strange G.
    I was just thinking to contact you when your Like popped up on my notification window.
    Hope you’re well. What a gorgeous poem here, as usual.
    Inspired lines indeed.

    “…unravel poems from your battered heart

    scent the roses with my fantasiesโ€™ Levant

    weave lies into the brocade of my sofas…”

    Immensely poetic


    1. Hello, my dear! So good to hear from you. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. It goes straight to my heart.

      And yes, I enjoyed your poem tremendously. “Like” does not even begin to describe the beauty of your poem.

      May you have a lovely day!

      1. Thank you. You didn’t have to say anything nice about my little poem, I was trying to compliment yours!

        Have great day and weekend.


      2. I really liked it, my dear. Are you going on the hide during the weekend? ๐Ÿ™‚

      3. Haha, indeed I am! It’s a necessary retreat, unfortunately. But it always makes me look forward to Mondays ๐Ÿ˜‰

        I do pop in for moments here or there but it’s sporadic and brief

        Isn’t itvreally late where you are? Surely you should be snuggling up for dreamy time right now..

      4. It is. Are you in? ๐Ÿ˜Š

        I do not know. Too much agitation during Thanksgiving ๐Ÿ˜Š
        itโ€™s quiet now and I can think๐Ÿ˜Š

      5. I’m in! You can chase me around and search for me whenever you want, lovely ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Yes, these busy holidays can take it out of you and you need holidays to recover from then holidays.
        Well we don’t have Thanksgiving over here, obviously. But i feel the chaos of impending family christmas dinners looming!

        You know, I always appreciate quiet time to think.
        My deepest thoughts usually emerge.
        It’s always a good time to write, though in the sleepy hours of sleeplessness

      6. Iโ€™ll find you. I promise ๐Ÿ˜Š
        As for the rest you are right.

      7. You’re making me smile.

        Try and rest.
        If you need to chat because sleep won’t take you, I am here. It’s early early and I am glugging coffee like there’s a shortage in its way๐Ÿ˜‰

      8. Thank you! You are so sweet. Enjoy your morning coffee! I will go back to writing ๐Ÿ™‚

        Have a marvelous day ๐Ÿ™‚


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