Of love and laundry….#dVerse

It’s 2.12 am here and I can’t sleep so have written my first verses for Poetics hosted by dVerse. The theme is laundry. It’s my first time participating in anything like this and I can’t quite wrap my head around the fact that it’s a poem about laundry, written on the notes of my phone.

Oh, and I took the featured picture in Burano, Italy, because you never know when a photo of clothes hanging on a washing line becomes weirdly relevant.

Life is strange. A moment happens, and many moons later it’s captured in verses you never expected to write.


They told me love was in the little things

But I don’t think I realized

quite what that meant.

Then you called me and asked –

Babe, do you have anything that needs

to go in the wash?

And later you counted to make sure

all my socks came back in pairs.

They told me love was in the little things.

But I just didn’t imagine

it would be laundry that made me think

I could do this forever.


30 Comments

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    Well, this is just gorgeous. And what a fantastic photo! (I could lose/loose myself in all that blue.) I’m so glad you came to us at Poetics. Isn’t it funny how life and love do tumble right out of the little things?

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    1. Mubashshira Rahman says:

      Thank you for reading, and for a prompt that allowed me to use this photo! 🙂

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  2. indigo soup says:

    “But I just didn’t imagine
    it would be laundry that made me think
    I could do this forever.”

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  3. Beverly Crawford says:

    This is just simply glorious writing. Proof it doesn’t take fancy many-syllabled words to describe love. Bravo

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    1. Mubashshira Rahman says:

      Thank you so much. I’m truly humbled.

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  4. Grace says:

    Gorgeous photo and this one is so sweet and romantic all at once without being over the top.

    Its in the little things, smiles. Nice to meet you at dVerse! Hope to read more of your poems.

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    1. Mubashshira Rahman says:

      Thank you, Grace! I hope I can write and share more too ❤️

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  5. Ron. says:

    Any who cares about your socks is a keeper, fer sure. Fine response to prompt and a great photo, too! Salute.

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    1. Mubashshira Rahman says:

      Thank you so much Ron!

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  6. msjadeli says:

    Happy you found your way to dVerse. You having just the right photo for the prompt means it was meant to be. Wonderful poem.

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    1. Mubashshira Rahman says:

      It was fated! Thank you so much 😊

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      1. msjadeli says:

        You’re welcome.

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  7. Cleverly realised. Well done.

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    1. Mubashshira Rahman says:

      Thank you Doug!

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    1. Mubashshira Rahman says:

      Thank you so much Carol!

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  8. Ayman says:

    this is so cute and sweet and my heart is full. I love ittt.

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    1. Mubashshira Rahman says:

      Thank you my bb ❤️ and for coming all the way here and commenting, means a lot 🥲

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  9. kim881 says:

    Welcome to the Poets Pub – I hope writing the poem helped you to sleep. I thought I recognised Burano – I have a similar photo from one of my visits. Yes, love is in the little things, and I love how you’ve expressed this in your laundry poem.

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    1. Mubashshira Rahman says:

      Thank you Kim! I didn’t sleep till much later but I’m glad one good thing came out of my late night. Excited to be part of the Poets Pub and write more in the future!

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  10. Ingrid says:

    How lovely! Love is indeed so often ‘in the little things.’ That’s a great photo. I love brightly-painted houses 🙂

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    1. Mubashshira Rahman says:

      Thank you Ingrid, and for pointing me to dVerse! You would love Burano, every house is a different color on the island ☺️

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      1. Ingrid says:

        I live very close to Italy, but where exactly is it?

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      2. Mubashshira Rahman says:

        Burano is tiny island which you can get to by ferry from Venice, in 20 minutes!

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      3. Ingrid says:

        Wow, that is pretty close to us, once these restrictions are over: thanks for the recommendation 😊

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  11. Oh, and imagine all the good things you can do in return… personally I am doing all the ironing…

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    1. Mubashshira Rahman says:

      Haha ironing is definitely an expression of love too.

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  12. beetleypete says:

    I eventually found your blog via this link. You will need to get rid of the old one from your WP email notifications.
    Your blog is bright, easy to read and navigate, and allows comments on posts. Looks fine to me! 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Thanks for taking a look Pete – think I finally managed to get rid of the old address coming up! And I’m glad to know you approve of my blog layout 🙂

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      1. beetleypete says:

        I always like ‘clean and clear’. , Mubashira. The header photo is appealing too. 🙂
        Best wishes, Pete.

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