The heart

“Love is not written on paper, for paper can be erased. Nor is it etched on stone, for stone can be broken.
But it is inscribed on a heart and there it shall remain forever.”

* * * * *

The heart

At first it was just flesh and blood inside her body,
surrounded by ribs, colored in crimson
and covered with skin,
or other wise said pump-like organ of blood circulation,
composed of rhythmically contractile muscle,
located in the chest, being there
simply to beat and to keep her alive.
Then she met him and the crimson, pulsing muscle
became the center of her emotions,
the innermost of her spirit,
giving her wings to join the stars and the moonlight.
Now it’s called “the heart” or what’s left of it,
ice, slowly turning into water,
soon to evaporate and leave her with pale dreams
and nothing to say about the secrets of love.


“The heart” by Blaga Todorova


© 2012  Broken Sparkles


16 Responses to “The heart”

  1. Neeraj Kumar Says:

    Its seems like a journey of years captured in just few lines.. loved it!

  2. Victoria C. Slotto Says:

    So good, Blaga…I’m sure it resonates with those of us who have been hurt in love. I love the images. An effective, concise write.

  3. Karmic Diva Says:

    so honest and touching

  4. Emma Says:

    The heart does become the center when we find that love, doesn’t it? Love the progression of this, and as always the picture compliments the poem so nicely.

  5. Jamie Dedes Says:

    Traveling to the heights of love…and then we come down again. Nicely done and filled with the sense of being stunned by the ride.

  6. zygerina Says:

    Beautiful $ touching!

  7. dragonkatet Says:

    Beautiful picture and sad, but true poem. The best part is that even though it may seem like it will never happen, the ice eventually melts, and even if it evaporates, it can beat strong again (stronger than ever, even!) if given time and space to do so. :)

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