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Anthony Di'anno

(North Yorkshire)

Should You Chance Upon This Heavy Heart


Should you chance upon this heavy heart,

This loricate lump of love and muscle.

Would you hear, when prised apart,

Whispered wings or crisp bags rustle?

Should you dance within it's haunted halls,

Complete with fruit filled fountain,

Would you leave light footfalls,

Not leave me up a mountain?

Should you glance through the whetstone panes,

Of it's tear stained glass,

Would you follow the same old lanes,

Towards your own grabbled greener grass?

Should you chance upon this tender loving, misread heart,

Riddled with good intention,

Would you care that even though love doth smart,

I spill it without exception?

Submitted: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Edited: Thursday, March 20, 2014

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With Spring being in the air, I thought I would get me marigolds on and polish me poems. This has changed from it's original form so I thought that I would stick it in the window.

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  • Geetha Jayakumar (4/23/2014 12:55:00 PM)

    Excellent poem. Golden flow of words written with heart. Heartfelt felt poem. Loved the lines...
    Should you chance upon this tender loving, misread heart,
    Riddled with good intention,
    Would you care that even though love doth smart,
    spill it without exception? (Report) Reply

  • Marie Shine (4/18/2014 5:29:00 AM)

    Hello Anthony and thank you for sharing this eloquent poetic gem, finely crafted by your golden poetic pen. I simply adore the final line in this inking 'I spill it without exception? ', because it indicates to me, the wonderful person that you truly are! In spite of experiencing the pain of a broken heart, which sounds like a broken drum, you are willing to take another chance and to love again. Love never betrays us, Anthony, only people have the power to do that! I know, that if your heart had windows, I would see a beautiful heart, patched and pieced together in parts, and yet, filled with love.I also see your sense of fun/humour in this eloquent poem as I read! The visual detail is breathtaking! Feelings are excellently expressed and the poem flows absolutely effortlessly, smooth as satin. I so enjoyed reading and I, thank you, once more, for kindly sharing, Anthony. Blessings always... (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (4/17/2014 10:54:00 AM)

    Weight your heart, it heavy but it may because of many loves reside inside :) from everyone when your smile strikes as humanity remarks_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Danny Draper (4/5/2014 10:48:00 PM)

    A wise move Sir to display such goods revised and boldly singin, leave the competitors in your wake as you and your love go singing. (Report) Reply

  • Kaila George (3/30/2014 6:03:00 PM)

    I have read this quite a few times and it still gets to me...sigh...brilliant...took my breath away....thanks for this most excellent write. (Report) Reply

  • Kaila George (3/30/2014 6:03:00 PM)

    I have read this quite a few times and it still gets to me...sigh...brilliant...took my breath away....thanks for this most excellent write. (Report) Reply

  • Daniel Brick (3/29/2014 12:09:00 PM)

    For me, all the vivid imagery of the poem exists to set up the last four incandescent lines! WOW! What a poem of sacrifice. I'm going to type those four lines just so that my hand can grasp them: SHOULD YOU CHANCE UPON THIS TENDER LOVING MISREAD HEART, /RIDDLED WITH GOOD INTENTION, /WOULD YOU CARE THAT EVEN THOUGH LOVE DOTH SMART, /I SPILL IT WITHOUT EXCEPTION? That is so beautifully expressed, and the beauty almost eases the pain of the truth it conveys. It's like the closing song of Mahler's SONG OF THE EARTH, when the soprano sings SPRING WILL RETURN FOREVER, and then sings EWIG six times as the music slowly fades, and you feel an amazing mix of sadness and joy over both the transience of things but the eternity of life. That's what your poem does - it doesn't hide from the sad truth but doesn't surrender to the sadness either. And the language is appropriately formal and measured throughout... I just read the other readers' comments on this poem, and we all share its deep pathos. You can be proud to have written a poem which speaks so truly to so many people. (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Anderson (3/27/2014 3:21:00 PM)

    This poem has a near hynotic effect on me. It must be the imagery running throughout-
    mesmerizing is the right word- 10 plus. You are already a poet (Report) Reply

  • Thomas Vaughan Jones (3/26/2014 5:39:00 AM)

    I'll bet you our mutual friend Earnest wished he's said that. Lots of variation from loricated muscle to rustling crisp bags. kept me on my toes all the way. (Report) Reply

  • Lynne Fincherspringarden (3/23/2014 7:27:00 AM)

    Spring time flowers and love filled hearts were meant for spilling... the flower its pollen and the heart its love. But love is a very renewable and sustainable resource. Love does not consume it gives. And by the giving can never be a heavy burden though once in awhile it might break for just moment. Lovely poem. Another 10. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (3/22/2014 3:22:00 PM)

    Glad you did stick it in the window Anthony - its a great read. Well done to you and your Marigolds! (Report) Reply

  • Beach Girl (3/21/2014 7:09:00 AM)

    I was lured in by the opening verses, mesmerized by your words and departed with a wistful sigh. Beautiful poem! (Report) Reply

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