Thursday, April 20, 2017

Softer Heart

I cannot find my softer heart
by wing or dusk-light call.
I cannot find my softer heart
by barter or by broken bell.

I know you. You're the one I looked for every day.
You the face from miles away, you the wrong face anyway.

I cannot find my softer song.
by trick, by dawn, or water pond.
I cannot find my softer song
but still I whisper...on and on.
_______

for my own Fireblossom Friday at Real Toads. "Corvid and sit a while."     

17 comments:

paulscribbles said...

I love how this moves about a central fulcrum of the wrong face and then fades as if an echo. Something quite haunting in this.

hedgewitch said...

Sometimes the simplest things sing the truest. Every word of this is pure, powerful and exquisite.

Sioux Roslawski said...

The last line is especially exquisite... especially since it includes an ellipsis. (You know how I dearly love those.)

Sanaa Rizvi said...

This is soo beautifully tender, so very evocatively penned, Shay!❤️

Susie Clevenger said...

This is beautiful. I am dealing with a few stones in my heart.

De said...

Gah. This is gorgeous. Heading back up to read again.
And thanking you.

Herotomost said...

I think that was you're softer heart...dang that was amazing.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh my God. I just heard a loud crack in my heart. Too gorgeous for words. You used up all the best ones.

said...

This is beautiful.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Shivery brilliant. A fitting culmination to all these wonderful poems your prompt gave rise to. Thank you so much for a feast of reading.

Charleen said...

There is a certain cadence here which really works with the theme of this poem. Nice work!

Outlawyer said...

It's lovely, Shay. Thanks. k.

rhymeswithbug.com said...

That ending grabbed my heart

Dani H said...

this gave me chills, Shay!

"I cannot find my softer heart
by wing or dusk-light call."

stunning!



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razzamadazzle said...

I love how this unfolds. Haunting is the perfect word for it.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Such a hauntingly sad song.

Marian said...

Somehow this poem whisper-sung all breathy directly into my ear.