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Terrain of the Heart

Updated on April 5, 2012
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

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For National Poetry Month 2012 #5


Tears fall,

overflowing cups.

Without specific reason,

each day they travel

their specified path,

signposts

to a deeper reality--

unmapped,

uncharted.

Are there enough poems in me

To traverse this terrain of the heart?



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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Bobby! I look forward to reading more of your hubs--really well written!

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      Robert Morgan 2 years ago from Hutchinson Island, FL - Myrtle Beach, SC - Scottsdale AZ

      You are an amazing poet. I have never read such a short poem that touched me deep in my soul. Thank you, Audrey, Your poetry is amazing. Sending blessings to you and your loved ones. Bobby.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much IntegrityYes!!!

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      IntegrityYes 5 years ago

      Kudos to you, Audrey. I voted way up!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      I am hoping so raciniwa--it seems to be in my thoughts and in my pencil lately!

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      raciniwa 6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      yes Audrey, there are enough poems for you to last a lifetime...

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you much Ardie! I am so glad that you liked it!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you Sueswan!

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      Sondra 6 years ago from Neverland

      I believe you have the poetry in your tears, your heart, and your soul - the words will come to you easily so you can express yourself in your beautiful way.

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      Sueswan 6 years ago

      Hi Audrey,

      "Are there enough poems in me

      To traverse this terrain of the heart?"

      The answer is yes.

      Beautiful and profound. Love the picture.

      Voted up and away!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      LOL! Thank you ImKarn!

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      Karen Silverman 6 years ago

      My question would be if i had enough heart in me to traverse the terrain of your poetry contest! LOL i was paralyzed with fear! You go, Audrey! I'm here for support!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Gypsy Rose Lee!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you Pollyannalana!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you time2write! So appreciated!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you Vellur! I am so glad that you enjoyed this piece!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Such poignant and lovely words. Voted up and awesome.

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Deborah!

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      Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

      Once you are on a roll can it ever be enough? It may take a new turn but it will never be enough.

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      Kathryne Waller 6 years ago from Knoxville, TN USA

      Beautiful, Audrey: "Are there enough poems in me/To traverse this terrain of the heart"...brilliant!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read it and to comment on it alocsin!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      That is the crux of it I think--the heart can either be shut, or open and alive--and if alive, there will be many tears--Thank you Rosemary!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Joyce for reading and commenting! Enjoy the day!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you Nikkij! Sincerely, I believe there are as many poems as one has tears and smiles--

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      Nithya Venkat 6 years ago from Dubai

      A beautiful passionate poem. You have many many beautiful poetic words, for every reason, every season, moments to relish and cherish - you are amazing!!! Voted up.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Audrey the way you write beautiful poems there a plenty more. I always love to read your poems. they are thought provoking like others have said but that makes them wonderful

      voted up

      Debbie

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      alocsin 6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I like the depth of your poem. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      And to you Vincent--Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      I am hoping so--writing has made me look more closely at my own soul

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you Katrine--sometimes I wonder if people get them, but I know for me poems can mean different things at different times and so In hate to really explain them--thank you for hanging in there with me--

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you Audra! So appreciated!

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      Rosemary Sadler 6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      This beautifully poignant poem says so much Audrey. No matter how much we cry, we go on knowing there will be many more tears to shed.

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      Joyce Haragsim 6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      I really enjoy all your wonder poems. Voted up and beautiful, Joyce.

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      the terrain of the heart goes on and on for miles. as do the many tears that fall. they can fill oceans. Oceans are the tears of angels..fallen from the Heavens. Perhaps our tears join them. Beauiful poem. I believe you can write as many poems as there are tears. :)

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      Vincent Moore 6 years ago

      As long as a Poets heart beats there will be verse for it to pump forth. My poetic friend, keep writing, keep living, never give up for there is light I am told. Our souls may weep, our shadows may sweep into our presence, but we must cast them aside and continue on.

      I struggle, yet I move forward why? because I have the support and inspiration from fellow scribes like yourself. Hugs to you my friend.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Yes, To answer your question, you have enough poems to fill an albumn and then some more. Loved it....

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      KatrineDalMonte 6 years ago

      Audrey, I have to read your poems several times to just about 'get it'. That's what makes them so interesting, because they are thought-provoking. Take care :-)

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      iamaudraleigh 6 years ago

      Your poem really made me stop and read over and over. Beautiful and made me silent (rare). Poignant. Voted up and needed to share!

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