Saturday, April 1, 2017

Because It Is My Heart


Wonderful photo by The Unknown Gnome



I selected what went in with great care:
wolf howls and a shaman with wise kind eyes;
a big black wolf whose eyes and memory
never leave me; hope and love 
and trust in the divine,
waves rolling endlessly onto sandy beaches,
and an old-growth forest, breathing peace;
music and puppy paws, 
wagging tails and doggy smiles,
lions and elephants, whalesong 
and birds on the wing,
and I packed them all in together, 
leaving nothing out,
because it is everything I love, 
and because it is my heart.


One from August, 2016, my friends, shared with the Poetry Pantry at Poets United, where there is wonderful reading to be had every Sunday morning.

35 comments:

  1. What a full and beautiful heart that would be!

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  2. so beautiful Sherry..'...hope and love
    and trust in the divine,' this makes us complete as a human being..

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  3. I like the idea that everything one loves is one's heart.

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  4. I can relate to Nature taking our heart in her song. Well sung

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  5. Thank you, Sherry, for showing the content of a good and full heart.

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  6. and you do have a heart big as all outdoors, Sherry ~

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  7. Things you love always shine through your poems...

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  8. This is soo wonderfully deep and touching, Sherry ❤️

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  9. Well that brings on the tears Sherry. It is so easy to write about the love you have received from others whether it be people or more especially animals that have made your days so full with the true meaning of love.

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  10. The best things we can have... I wonder why people don't realize this

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  11. A wonderful way to consider the things one holds most dear.

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  12. That would be my kind of heart...so beautiful.

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  13. Such beautiful memories, to hold and treasured, in your heart, Sherry. Especially, love the doggy smiles.

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  14. Everything you love--nature, animals and wonderful memories--packed so well in this peaceful poem :)

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  15. We are what we choose to carry, care for, make part of us... We would be so beautiful, if more of us choose to hold on to what really matters.

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  16. Sounds like a full and beautiful heart.
    ZQ

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  17. This is beautiful and I think you selected wisely to fill that heart of yours.

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  18. Love it my friend. Now have to think about what I would pack. It might take a while,

    Elizabeth

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  19. May we all have hope and love and trust in the divine. I enjoyed your beautiful thoughts, Sherry.

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  20. Beautiful, Sherry. We definitely have a choice of what we carry in our hearts...and what you have chosen for yours is so very, very YOU!

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  21. Nice backdrop

    "waves rolling endlessly onto sandy beaches,
    and an old-growth forest, breathing peace;"

    Have a nice Sunday

    much love...

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  22. I'm not surprised Sherry, you have such a large heart!!!! Hugs!

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  23. Sounds like you packed all the important stuff Sherry!! Beautiful write!

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  24. A beautiful description of your heart!

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  25. I hope you leave some of those things for me, because I love them too.
    Beautitul, prayerful poem Sherri.

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  26. This reminds me of the song, "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music.....recalling those things that make our hearts happy, packing them in there to bring us joy :-)

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  27. Beautiful,Sherry.I love it.

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  28. This poem has a lovely inspiration behind it: pausing to take a few moments to examine what is in your heart - what, in effect, you have put there. A brilliant and wise piece.

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  29. Wonderful! My heart is filled by this glimpse into yours.

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  30. A true heart there is, Sherry!

    http://imagery77.blogspot.my/2017/04/it-is-engaging-upon-visitors.html

    Hank

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