Arabian night ..

The moon shines

above the minarets;

unseen birds call flutingly

across the treeless expanse

where the wide curve of the street

ends in dusty emptiness ..

white petals of an unknown flower

open luminous;

perfume pervades the warm air;

bright stars emblazon the sky;

as we walked; as we talked;

the stylus of memory

wrote inside my heart ..

when I opened the page

starlight escaped

and the moon shone

above the minarets

with a proprietorial air

and I found myself walking

in my own footsteps,

in silence .. there … .

About atomsofstars

Reticent .. but I hope my poetry speaks for me .. Favourite quotation .. ' Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.' Ludwig Wittgenstein
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8 Responses to Arabian night ..

  1. Araminta says:

    Lovely, Marya and sad. Maybe we cannot truly appreciate these things, experienced in the company of another, if one has memories of the first time, and that is so precious, but it’s always good to try to recapture these moments, in thoughts,words and photographs.

    It keep the memories alive, and you are so good at this.

    Kind regards,


    • atomsofstars says:

      Good evening, Ara 🙂

      How nice to see you …thank you very much for calling in and letting me know that these thoughts struck a chord with you. Thank you also for your kind compliment and good wishes.

      I hope that you, your family and Bilby are all well. x

  2. Shermeen says:

    Dear Marya, hello.
    We all have our idiosyncrasies and one of mine is to either do something as completely as my heart tells me or not go near it. Yes, I do not like to pursue some passions on a lackadaisical level and poetry is one of my passions. Therefore I have not even looked into your site for many months now. Simply looking in and not paying attention would have been unacceptable, so I stayed away.
    I come back today and goodness, I realise what I have been missing. Your poetry is pure delight for me any way but here I see you have composed some gems about subjects which are closer to my heart in more ways than one. What an enchanting coincidence to return to your site at this juncture. I hope I can find the time to be regular again.
    I have not read anything here yet. Let me begin …

    • atomsofstars says:

      Hello Shermeen !

      I’m more than delighted to see you this evening 🙂 I wondered if you and your family were well .. I have missed you.

      I’m so pleased that you are here again and happy that you still find enjoyment reading my attempts at ‘some kind of poetic expression’ …

      • Shermeen says:

        My family is well, thank you, Marya. I have just been busy with other things. As I have said before, your poetry speaks to me. It brings to life dormant, unspoken thoughts that I do not have the skill to articulate. At the risk of sounding dramatic, your poetry is the manifestation of the voice of my heart. Of course, I love it 🙂

    • atomsofstars says:

      Good morning, Shermeen …

      Thank you again … communication’s the thing and poetry the medium 🙂

      My way to express those things of the heart which I cannot articulate in any other form .. I stumbled upon it 🙂 I’m very happy that my words and thoughts resonate with you.

  3. Shermeen says:

    ‘the stylus of memory
    wrote inside my heart..’

    Utterly beautiful. Your poetry sings with perfect melody. This is so good, Marya. As ever, you capture the scene so vividly. I am greatly impressed.

  4. atomsofstars says:

    Thank you Shermeen … I’m overwhelmed by such praise … I’m most happy that you find this so appealing.

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