A Heart on Fire
A heart on fire Burns away Decades pass Scars remain Ashes scatter Gather again A new flame rises An old heart pains Not forgotten Sorrow wanes Hope rekindles Faith, reclaimed As living dwindles Love’s regained A heart on fire Burns, Always
“A Heart on Fire,” is a simple poem about the most difficult topic. So much has been written about Love yet it remains undefined. It can be felt even if cannot be described. It can be present, even if it goes unrecognized. It’s one of the few things whose store increases by being given away … and it comes in many forms, not just romantic, intimate embraces.
I suppose it isn’t the best timing, but I am interested in reading Love poetry that isn’t necessarily about those romantic, intimate partnerships. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! But, where are the Odes to Friendship? The Sonnets for our Work Spouses? There are so many relationships full of LOVE—platonic, dutiful, companionate, familial, universal … I’d love to read more poems on these themes, too.
What about you? Tell me what poetry you enjoy reading and writing. Connect with me on any social media platform and let’s have a chat about poetry! Or, just share your links with me so I can see your work, too.
If you’re here for heartache, you might as well check out “Beast.” After all, I’m still here; living proof that there is life after loss.