Free Verse

Free Verse

A Poem by Sami Khalil
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Many thoughts came together.

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Free Verse    

                     By Sami Khalil


I sketch the far side of things; the span of bridges barely out of sight.

Too often, I chance to see around the leafy bends; the rumble of trains buzzing toward crossroad towns.

With earned glory, my memory assails the rattle of hearses, deemed obsolete of merciless echoes.

My first foe yields to sheltered valleys, tucked in between sylvan mountain ridges.

Way up in the night sky, as it welcomes its unbidden guests, our waking world, lacking rooms for some dreams, hinges its desires on engines turning.

My mind goes blank sometimes, silencing clocks hung on darkened walls.

First of dates tug at the heartstrings, never devoid of sharp blades.

Perhaps I’m tired of resting places, heart pounds, winter calls, own council and sudden oops.

Maybe the symbols are vanishing as bums, panhandling for hexed meanings, wriggling out of muses’ spheres and creative shores.

But, being sought by grownups, its voice can not be hushed.

I must sketch now…the free verse.

 

© 2019 Sami Khalil


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I sense heartache in these lines here
but so beautiful and Melancholic.


First of dates tug at the heartstrings, never devoid of sharp blades.
Perhaps I’m tired of resting places, heart pounds, winter calls, own council and sudden oops.

This was quite breathtaking

Muses’ and spheres of
creative shores.

Very deep and much
detail in emotion it pops
from the lines they're
such strong emotions.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

Whoee! I love your review dear wonderful poet and artist. I'm so grateful. Good to see you.
Benita-Staebell M - KindredPoet

1 Year Ago

You're very welcome 😀
My friend have a wonderful night
Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

You too. Thank you so much.
Such a wonderful write, enjoyed it ;-}

Posted 1 Year Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

Gracie Mille. thank you so much Weeping Willow for this lovely review and kind visit. Much obliged.... read more
This makes me want to cry from how f*****g beautiful and well-penned it is...
The four seasons passed in front of my nose

"panhandling for hexed meanings"

I enjoy your work immensely...
It is always a well constructed thought or image or story
THIS...However, is my wheelhouse of enjoyment...

The clash and crash and burn and rub and freeze and gust and growth of words and sounds and smells and images and touches...

Colliding together when we just...

Free-write...

Posted 1 Year Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

"The clash and crash and burn and rub and freeze and gust and growth of words and sounds and smells .. read more
DylanChase

1 Year Ago

Ditto... Just enjoying the words...
Trying to take critiquing more seriously...
Hard .. read more
Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

Gracie Millee...
To me, this doesn't stand out for being "free verse" . . . it seems out of the ordinary for you becuz it's so highly nuanced. Your writing seems more straightforward to me, most of the time, but this one is more "out there" just bouncing around the image-filled observations on the edges of your attention. Sometimes highly nuanced writing seems a little rambling to me, but with you, the writing is floating on whimsy, but there's still a good solid flow to your idea stream, so it's more satisfying to me (a straightforward person) than purely nuanced writing can sometimes be! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

Whoa! I know it seems that at first glance but if my reader puts a little thought in it and the imag.. read more
barleygirl

1 Year Ago

I am honored that you took so much time to explain this. I find this to be a very valuable explanati.. read more
Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

I'm relieved. Thank you kindly.
of course when I saw the title I had to open and read it! this is amazing dear Sami, truly amazing, for me Your opening lines struck me deep,

"I sketch the far side of things; the span of bridges barely out of sight.

Too often, I chance to see around the leafy bends; the rumble of trains buzzing toward crossroad towns."

here we read, we see, we feel, we have the empathy and yearn with the Writer, the writer who strives for more, always look for more, try to paint that more, anytime he gets a glimpse, the Writer who will always have his freedom to paint with words, I feel magic and the private world of this Writer "You", sincere, affectionate full with emotions piece.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Whoa! I love your words. So poetic and mesmerizing. You put things in short but powerful perspective.. read more
lightsong

2 Years Ago

"above and beyond, deep and steep" I just love this too, short and powerful :) You are always warmly.. read more
Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

My pleasure.....
delicately captivating, your ink vividly & creatively paints the moments...the inspiration...when chasing down spiraling thoughts, the soul searching that bleeds from quills onto paper/monitor, in such a wondrous way.

your word play, and use of language is nothing short of sheer brilliance, & indeed captures the essence of “free verse.”. ~ i look forward to re-visiting your poetic artistry
and others again soon

i thank you for sharing ~ ☺︎❃

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

:::::)))))))))....
ms. barrie

2 Years Ago

: sends 136,8900 smiles your way ::
Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Gracie Millee...
You bite down hard in memory the taste of soul surrounds each evocative sound. I feel entrenched desiring a place within the sound of your voice.

Regards,
Al

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Whia!Whoa! I love your poetic words and emotions. I'm blessed to have known you. Thank you so much.
Your turns of phrase are powerful and evocative, carrying us on the headlong rush of Life, too often finding hairpin turns toward heartache and tumult, yet ever reaching for the security of hope and love with reckless abandon.


Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Your words are beautiful and poetic. I love it. Thank you so much for sharing. .
MomzillaNC

2 Years Ago

You're very welcome.
'Many thoughts came together.' Yes, this is often the way with free verse; the seemingly disparate melding together to create a perfect flow.

I particularly enjoyed the first four lines; they so ably created the beginning of a quite compelling journey.

Beccy.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Whoa Beccy! Thank you so much dear poet and friend for this memerizing review and lovely appreciatio.. read more
Superb Sami and how the mind sketches in free verse!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow! You summed it up marvelously. Thank you so much for this marvelous review.

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