Ashen

Ashen

A Poem by Sami Khalil
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A labor of love to heal the bruising...

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Ashen/...........................................................By Sami Khalil

Healing the bruising...

The Poem:


I planted you,

In the legacy of bruised skies,

In the further callings of noted flowers as colors escape orphanages

And yield to the roots of spring conscience.

I planted you,

Naked with bed full apologies,

Of ceaseless moons with pity on prisoners, who survive daily devotions, wearing the shadows of absence.

I planted you,

In the rebirth of wilted petals,

Who survive in distant valleys, attached to indecision of the hearts,

Footsteps away from light in the broad fields of death.  

I planted you,

In my intimate words of wedded vocabulary,

Around soft edges of intuitions where our critics below are confused,

Spinning in a state of head spin.

I planted you,

In the misreading of ashen rituals,

As white temples, churches and mosques stand as living archives to almost divinity, in unison of a lost sermon.






© 2014 Sami Khalil



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Implied hope and eloquent elegance mark this piece.
Qualifies as the purest example of a truly illuminating "daily devotional."
Soars rarefied air, Sami.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

7 Months Ago

Wow. Thank you so much Jimmy Yetts for this amazing review and kind words. You soar high and above.... read more
To me I got a sense of the creation of the universe of all the ups and downs the creation had become

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much beloved poet for this lovely review and kind words. Good to see you...:)....... read more
W R Stowe

2 Years Ago

your quite welcome
Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

:).............
Such lovely imagery here. I particularly like the line, "In the further callings of noted flowers as colors escape orphanages". The whole piece just flows and brings the reader to a place of accepted moving on. The pain is felt but there is hope. Nicely done!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much dear poet for this amazing review and appreciation. You are appreciated...:)... read more
Planted with a bed full of apologies? I think most would prefer that than a small bouquet, if the apologys are in earnest. Thought provoking write. Valentine

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow. So true and well articulated. Thank you so much beloved poet for all. Have a great one...:)...
I love this picture with this one~
Truly wonderful with nature in mind as wrote about it and used repetition well.
Nice one again!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow.Thank you so much beloved poet for this wonderful review and lovely visit. All appreciated...:)... read more
Josie E. Cook M. A.

2 Years Ago

:)
Love your writing and creativity in the presentations
Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

:)................
Dear SAMI, I have to say you have done it again & again. These words & ideas transcend the ordinary voice of poetic skill. Again MASTERFULL!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow. What an amazing review from an an amazing poet. You have graced me by all...:)......
legacy of bruised skies, what a metaphor. Another magically eloquent piece.Your poetry shouldn't be read but cherished and meditated upon.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much Zahra for this wonderful review and powerful appreciation. I'm grateful for a.. read more
I wasnt here for the birth of this one Sami but Im glad to have found it today.
I felt I was in a garden of remembrance of beautiful words all around me and it was serene.
Beautiful Sami
- you landscape the ethereal world with your writing

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much beloved poet for this lovely review and appreciation. You are appreciated...:.. read more
ANTO

2 Years Ago

Its my pleasure Sami - I love being educated
Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

:).............
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B.J
So beautifully written for us all to read and re-read. Memories

Posted 3 Years Ago


B.J

3 Years Ago

you're welcome..I envy you being able to words together like you do..your words are magic. A gift
Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

:).........................
B.J

3 Years Ago

:)..............
dear Sami... this reminds me of losing my Mother
when I became an orphan. "I planted you, in the
legacy of bruised skies, In the further callings of noted flowers
as colors escape orphanages And yield to the roots
of spring conscience". Your poetry blends with
Chapel bells where rest and divinity dwell.
truly... Pat


Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. So sad to hear your story and so wonderful from you to share. I'm overwhelmed by your appreciat.. read more
Patricia Wedel

3 Years Ago

dear Sami... your gentle pen has touched
upon soft waves of calmness. truly... Pat.
Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

:).............................

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