Heartache — A Poem

 

Heart 2.jpg

“Heartache” — C.Birde, 1/17

 

Vulnerable organ,

the heart…

my heart…

mosaic of Being,

bound

by slim seams

of lead,

barbed-wire,

twining vines,

and foxfire.

At once

weakened

and strengthened

by each break,

each blow,

each love,

each unexpected

tear.

 

— C.Birde, 1/17

 

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6 thoughts on “Heartache — A Poem

  1. the drawing and the poem are interesting because they are so creative and surprising. too often writers use the heart as an image of something either breaking or swelling. (it always seems to be doing one thing or the other.) you show (rightfully, i think) how the heart is a “mosaic of Being,” an organ of many disparate parts, from barbed wire to twining vines.

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    • Thank you kindly, Michael — I really enjoyed working on this drawing…words first, image in support of words. And I agree with you — we should lift the limitations and restrictions (swelling and breaking) that are so often placed on the heart!

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