Imagery in Poetry: Two Poems from the Heart

Heart Song

Ebony wings, sleek and shiny, graze the

Silver skyline in graceful, slow motion,

Cutting through my gaze at the rose-

Ruby Red, and opening ever so perfectly,

Revealing its exquisite beauty.


This is the opening of the heart.

A winged creature brushing softly by,

And perfumed petals lingering in the air

Like a lover’s kiss.


Oh, Joy, you are the delight of this happy child.

My heart bursts with the flavor of you.

And you cannot help but splash Yellow

In all directions, like the explosion

Of the sun on a crisp, clear morning.


How righteous it is then,

To seize the blanket of stars from the Universe

And wrap myself up in all of its glory.

Enfolded in endless possibilities,

My heart sings!

The Mystery of the Heart

Source

Hide and Seek

 

In this game of Hide and Seek,

Where my heart yearns to be found,

I will let you find me.

 

No matter that I have immersed myself

Thoroughly in the play of make believe,

Lost among the images I have erected.

 

No matter that, in this separation,

I have confused myself with beliefs

Which no longer speak of who I am,

A chasm of doubt and mistrust.

 

You will find me in the quiet whispers

Between sleep and wakefulness,

And leap from the stars of the Infinite Darkness.

Sparkling beacons beckoning me home.

 

In this chaos we call our reality,

You will show your face in the faces of strangers

And touch my heart ever so lightly.

 

And, I will let you…

…find me.

 

These original poems, written by Denise Handlon on April 5, 2010, may not be used, copied, or reproduced in any manner without the expressed written permission of the author.

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sameerk 5 years ago from India

awesome , very well written


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thank you sameerk. Nice to meet you. I notice you are also a poet. I'm looking forward to reading your work.


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carrie450 5 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

Your poems are beautiful DREAM ON. I got lost in another world as I was reading them.


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Treasuresofheaven 5 years ago from Michigan

Glad to see you still on the 30 Day Challenge. I will make sure and read your other poems as they were written on April 5, by Birthday. Nice!


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b. Malin 5 years ago

Lovely, lovely Poetry Denise...expressed so softly and beautifully...Thanks so much for sharing them with us.


Loretta Giacoletto 5 years ago

You're poems are lovely and inspiring, Denise. Keep writing them.


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

Just beautiful. I love your poetry.


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina Author

Carrie-that was a lovely comment/compliment you left. Thanks.

Treasures-NO KIDDING...it is MY birthday that day. It was my 'gift' to myself...quiet time spent writing.

B-Thank you for your comments. I'm glad you enjoyed.

LG-so nice to see you here. What a pleasant surprise. Thanks for your comments. :)

Pam-Congratulations on your feature hub! Cool. I'm glad you enjoyed the poetry. Thanks for the comments.


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EliseVanCise 5 years ago from Florida

Beautiful poetry :) Looking forward to reading more :)


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hello again, Elise. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I have a few like that...thank you for reading and commenting.


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia

beautiful and breathtaking... wonderful works


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

I agree with all the amazing comments, you fully deserve them all. This hub was an incredible and a complete joy to read.


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina Author

Greetings Nighthag, thank you for visiting the page and commenting. I appreciate it.

Acaetnna-it is always a pleasure to have you visit and see your smiling face. I'm happy to know you enjoyed it.


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epigramman 5 years ago

..everything you write is from your heart and dear poetic soul - and I absolutely adore your profile photo with the butterflies - it speaks volumes about you as a person - and thanks so much for paying a visit to my humble hub - and coming from someone like you whom I admire as a writer and a thinker it's always a thrill!


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina Author

Colin-what lovely things you have to say. Thank you. I do enjoy your style of poetry. It ranges from tender to funny to chilling! Thanks for reading my hub and commenting. I hope the weather hasn't been too harsh along the Erie?


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jewelsofawe 5 years ago from Oregon

I love your poetry! Wow! Awesome!


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thank you. I sent away for one of your books. I think it was the first one: Jewels of Awe. Your writing is amazing.


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Docmo 5 years ago from UK

Oh wow, they are both good but I love hide & seek that much more.. the opener is the price of admission- In this game of hide & Seek - where my heart yearns to be found... beautifully done, Denise.


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Doc-nice to see you here. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. I appreciate your unbiased feedback.


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ahorseback 5 years ago

Denise , these poems ptresent me with immages I won't even discuss . Awesome!


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thank you, you're too kind-you with the heart and talent of a true poet.


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carol3san 5 years ago from Hollywood Florida

Thanks Denise. Your poems are awesome. Keep on writing, Keep on sharing, and Keep encouraged.


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Carol, for reading and commenting. I appreciate it.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

Simply beautiful. The first was a delight for all the senses and both were tributes to the beauty of allowing one's heart to fully open.


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina Author

Gail-thank you! I really appreciate the recognition of the qualities of these poems. I'm hoping to eventually collect enough to create a book.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

What a great goal.


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks. It's all new to me-who to approach to publish, or eline it? How many? But, I see other people here have published their work so it gives me hope. :)


stessily 4 years ago

Denise, These are two poems which sparkle with discovery.

I especially love these two lines in "Heart Song":

"To seize the blanket of stars from the Universe

And wrap myself up in all of its glory."

"Hide and Seek" is mesmerizing! God finds us, despite the images we have erected, and speaks "in the quiet whispers Between sleep and wakefulness". The closing lines are perfect: "And, I will let you……find me."

These poems from the heart are exceptional.

Kind regards, Stessily


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Stessily-There was a quiet peace in writing these two poems. Thank you for reading and commenting. They came to me from one session with my spiritual teacher which opened my heart out to the Universe.


stessily 4 years ago

Denise, That one session was clearly a profound experience, an experience toward which you have been moving all of your life.

Thank you for sharing your journey. I feel such an expansion in my heart every time I read your writings, especially your poetry.

Kind regards, Stessily


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Stessily, while it is true that the session left it's mark on 'this' person as I am manifested in this body, I am honored that you feel the expansion within your own heart. Thank you for sharing your experience with me.


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jonmcclusk 4 years ago from Cinnaminson, New Jersey

I don't find many love poems I like but these to were great! Keep writing and I'll definitely want to see more!


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Jon-thank you for reading and commenting. These are love poems of a particular sort-that of the infinite and unconditional love that comes from the Soul and the recognition of that.

I appreciate you taking a moment to read and enjoy. Thanks!


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carol3san 4 years ago from Hollywood Florida

Hi Denise. Love your poems...especially Hide and Seek. I think that is beautiful writing. Voted up.


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Angelme566 4 years ago

So full of life , full of expression ..life is hide and seek.


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Carol3san, Thank you for reading and leaving your feedback-appreciate it.

Hi Angelme566-Yes, it is, isn't it? :) It is a game we play with ourselves, hiding from our own True Self...how wonderful for us when we 'discover' the gem within. Thank you for reading.

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