Mended Heart – a poem for Valentine’s Day


MENDED HEART

My heart is stitched and
patched with tender threads
pieces of
worn silk,
cotton,
denim,
satin
and calico –
oddly cut shapes of
practical love
that repair
the wounds of my soul-flesh heart.

I remember
hues the yellow of the sun,
black of the darkness,
purpled passion,
blue of a baby’s first view,
neutral of a gritty shore,
green reflecting envy
in the red of blood,
brown as heavy
stalks of ripening grain,
silver of old hair and
golden dreams.
                                                                                                         
I believe
in the fabric
of tangled love
and color
as the world
coils into
black and white
around me.

– Coastal Crone

Happy Valentine's Day

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13 thoughts on “Mended Heart – a poem for Valentine’s Day

  1. Lovely imagery and depiction of a hewn heart. The colors stood out, rich and bold, dim and beaten. I very nearly saw a heart begin to take shape.

    I wish you and Bill a wonderful Valentine’s day 🙂

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  2. It’s a beautiful poem full of rich color and imagery. Universal emotion and real life is there too.
    I enjoyed it immensely. Thank you.

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  3. “I believe
    in the fabric
    of tangled love
    and color
    as the world
    coils into
    black and white
    around me.”

    I love this poem; especially this last stanza.
    We share the same sentiments in poetry, I think.

    Thanks for visiting my site and liking my post, “Bamboo, revisited!”.

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