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The Singer's Heart

Updated on April 16, 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 #16



In the singer’s heart,

dwells the child

who once jumped from rock to rock

without fear of falling.


Open


In the singer’s heart,

the soul flies

across emotional terrain

mapped in the path between sonority and lip,

freed from the bondage

of the mundane dance of chores.


Free


The singer’s heart

touches the land

with the paint of emotions

unhurried in timbre,

unpocketed by man,

each in its own time.


Expressive


In the singer’s heart,

vibration blooms

and spills

and fills

every cell

as intention is born

and the soul is voiced.


In the singer’s heart, lies love.



copyright/all rights reserved April 16, 2012 Audrey Howitt. Do not use or copy without the express written permission of the author.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Silent Reed!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Eddy!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Vincent!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much xstatic!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Wayne!!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Brilliant Audrey.

      Eddy.

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      SilentReed 4 years ago from Philippines

      Can one imagine a world without music? I cannot but feel sadness when I listen to beautiful music and my thoughts wander to a grand daughter who is hearing impaired. How her singer's heart must wish to be set free and "the soul is voiced". In this regard your poem touch me deeply.

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      Vincent Moore 4 years ago

      Yes indeed your words echo your music in my ears. I love the singers voice you've brilliantly laid out here. Music is a gift from the heart and without it, we would be in a very sad world. You wove this like the brilliant poet you are. Voted Up, tweeted and shared.

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      This is a beautiful poem Audrey and says so much for anyone who has sung in choral groups or bands or solo even. It captures the essence and spirit of the act of singing.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Yes, I'm browsing your page! I love this piece. It is not only brilliantly written, but the message speaks to me so well. As a singer, I learned and have advised that no matter what quality of voice you have, if you don't sing from your heart it will always fall flat.

      I love your work Audrey. Up and I'm sharing.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Hi Audrey! Thank you so much for reading this one!!

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I'm thrilled to have found this! Oh, Audrey, you touch the very soul ot human emotion. This is deeply woven like a symphony of masterful music. I come alive!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you for visiting Denise!!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Hi Michelle! Thank you so much for reading this one--for obvious reasons, it is special to me--

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      Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Audrey, what a beautiful poem. I loved it-very touching. Rated up/A

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Hi Linda! Thank you!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      I agree with Linda on that one. It's really in the heart and soul! Thanks for sharing, Audrey!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Music is felt in the heart and soul. It's a wonderful feeling. Superb poem Audrey!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much tillsontitan! It was a fun write!

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      "The paint of emotions" what a great phrase. The 'singer's heart' goes through many 'colors' while singing. Your poem makes one want to sing!

      Voted up.

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you so much rajan!!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you Vellur!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      An excellent singer and a great poet both express their emotions from the heart - one through his expressive singing, the other through his expressive poem.

      And I believe singing and poetry is a Divine gift.

      Expressive and heartfelt poem.

      All the votes for you my friend.

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      Nithya Venkat 6 years ago from Dubai

      Don't know how I missed out on this one, a singer's heart beautifully expressed. Voted up.

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you so much radhikasree!

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      Radhika Sreekanth 6 years ago from Mumbai,India

      The several feelings of a singer's heart have been described very well in this poem. Up and awesome!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you so much alahiker!

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      Vicki Parker 6 years ago from the Deep South

      I love this line: "In the singer’s heart, dwells the child who once jumped from rock to rock without fear of falling." Nice job.

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you raciniwa!

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      raciniwa 6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      wow...the singer's heart lies love...how i wish this is true for all singers...

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you BlossomSB!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Shawn May Scott!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you so much tammyswallow!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you Rolly! It is a wonderful thing to find an innocence lost and make it palpable in your art

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Hi Ann!! Half way through! Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Hey Frank! How do you guys keep up when you do these 30/30 challenges???

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Hi PurvisBobbi! Thank you so much for reading and commenting! Greatly appreciated!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you Nikkij!! And yes, everyone should sing!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you lyricwriter!!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      That was beautiful. How often music and love go together, as music and singing are ways of expressing love.

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you rahul!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      And to you Deborah! Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Gypsy Rose Lee!

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      Shawn May Scott 6 years ago

      Beautiful. I think you have captured the essence of the Singer's Heart.

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      Tammy 6 years ago from North Carolina

      I love this poem. I love singing.. in the shower, in my car, and whenever I can. Though I have never been professional, I understand these attributes and can appreciate them. This is a wonderful piece.

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      Rolly A Chabot 6 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Audrey... loved this and touched me in a special way...

      Hugs from Canada

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Lizam!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Rpsemary!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you Ruby!!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you Jackie!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you Ruby! I so appreciated your visit!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thanks Jamie! Off to pay you a visit!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you Joyce!

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      anndavis25 6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      I understand the singer's heart. I think I have one.

      I'm sorry I missed this one yesterday. Glad I found it today. Ann

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      Frank Atanacio 6 years ago from Shelton

      Audrey I take a break from my comp and I come back to a wonderful piece in the singer's heart

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      PurvisBobbi44 6 years ago from Florida

      Dear Audrey,

      A beautiful poem from a singer's heart filled expression of words---- to define the soul has spoken.

      Your Hub Friend,

      Bobbi

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      lets all have the heart of a singer! and for those who can actually sing, sing loud and proud, and if you cant sing too good, sing karaoke for the hell of it! Beautiful poem.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 6 years ago from West Virginia

      Audrey, wow, this is so fitting for myself. Beautiful poem my dear friend. You must be a singer yourself? Such an emotional poem that hits the heart and soul.

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      Jessee R 6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      The best personification of a singers heart I felt was that of a child... no fear at all... in all the jumps and falls.. just shear belief and passion

      beautifully written... mellow poetry!

      :) Rahul

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow Audrey I really love this.. I love singing and this poem sung all the way through

      blessing to you

      debbie

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Singing is a God given talent. Wonderfully put.

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      Lizam1 6 years ago from Victoria BC

      Beautiful. Thank you for sharing this poem. You have a wonderful gift.

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      Rosemary Sadler 6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Voting up and away Audry... beautiful

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      Jackie Lynnley 6 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Here are you four votes to help get you were you should be!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is extraordinarily beautiful. I love the line, 'unpocketed by man' Bravo!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 6 years ago from Reno NV

      Audrey, this is my favorite poem of yours so far. So wonderful. Jamie

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      Joyce Haragsim 6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Audrey, this one is special, beautiful written.

      Voted up and awesome.

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