Ishaisms, Poetry

Sweet, seductive Sorrow

Sweet, seductive Sorrow,
your ivy leaves
climb slowly upon me…
Intoxicated and charmed
I float higher, teasing you
to catch up…
and you always do.
A world of dark mesh,
withering red petals, and bold,
unrelenting thorns;
I wither too, then, fain,
into your arms;
that my teardrops may touch you
in the dewy, dark night,
glisten upon each breathless leaf
and moisten it to life!
And when in the morn’s
melancholy light
I wake, spent and undone;
I draw the dark mesh over my eyes
as sweet, seductive Sorrow, and I,
become one.

© Isha Garg

20 thoughts on “Sweet, seductive Sorrow”

  1. Ah, how the tears glisten and rehydrate the withering! The possibility that the tears themselves are a salve for the arid, inner ache. This is my Monday morning highlight: your words…. 🌸🌸🙏🏻❤️

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    1. You know, even I didn’t think of it that way when I wrote it and wondered why when writing about how humans glorify sadness, I’d written about withered leaves returning to life. Well, now I know. That was meant for you, my most adored. 💕❤️

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  2. Oh that sweet relation with sorrow – you described it the best!! I always believe all emotions are beautiful, except that it doesn’t feel so when experiencing some of them often. You truly make them all beautiful with your words.

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    1. I agree, Infinite Living, no emotion makes for a good, permanent dwelling place. We must move on. Prolonged sorrow, solitude can become strangely lovely, and, almost stoically, we tend to glorify it, considering it to be a testimony to human endurance. It’s only an illusory entrapment – a beautiful prison, which we must break free from.
      Thank you for your thought provoking words! Ever grateful!

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