Heather Burns


Heather Burns Poems

841. Lifes Journey (Revised) 9/5/2013
842. A Lovely Memory 7/25/2013
843. A Gathering 8/8/2010
844. Were You There? 9/20/2013
845. A Beautiful Poet/Afzal Shauq 6/2/2011
846. A Golden Treasure 7/9/2013
847. A Lost Relationship 6/26/2013
848. Come My Butterfly 6/29/2013
849. My Eternal Love 1/10/2014
850. A Glimpse Into The Past 9/8/2013
851. Haiku Autumn Leaves Syllable Count 5-7-5 8/20/2013
852. A Spiritual Connection 12/31/2010
853. Between Two Hearts 7/29/2013
854. Beautiful Snow 8/11/2013
855. A Glimpse Of You 7/7/2013
856. A Fire 8/21/2013
857. I Believe 7/12/2013
858. A New Beginning 9/25/2013
859. It's Raining 9/26/2013
860. A Better Tomorrow 10/3/2014
861. Your Smile 8/6/2013
862. A Moment In Time 9/19/2013
863. A Love Spell 8/14/2013
864. A Family Reunion 7/11/2011
865. A Figment Of My Imagination 6/25/2013
866. A Broken Heart (Prose) 9/2/2013
867. A Tapestry For Life 8/9/2010
868. Can I Forget You? 12/4/2012
869. Your Love Knots 7/16/2013
870. Being With You 8/9/2010

Comments about Heather Burns

  • Lucifera Santez Lucifera Santez (7/20/2013 2:18:00 AM)

    i love her writing style, so simple but so...
    there isn't a word.
    she is that amazing..............

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  • R.j. Wynn (7/9/2013 9:30:00 AM)

    I have to love Heather for her ability and desire to reach for excellence and perfect love.

  • Wahab Abdul Wahab Abdul (6/3/2013 12:02:00 PM)

    yr senryus and haikus are super, you now rock and the world of poetry will be stunned... great, great, excellent! ! ! ! ! ! ! your fan...

  • Tribhawan Kaul Tribhawan Kaul (1/2/2013 11:10:00 AM)

    Heather Wilkins nee Burns is one the most accomplished poet amongst the present day poets of the world. Born in USA with two loving adult children and a sweet grand-daughter to boast of, she finds poetry a medium to converse and connect with her readers.

    Heather Wilkins writes in her pen name Heather Burns(her maiden name too) and is the Editor-in-Chief of this site. She has been writing since twenty year + and has about 2000 poems to her credit. Her poems have been published in various newspapers, journals and anthologies. She has an e-book ‘LOVE KNOTS’ published on bookrix.com. Besides being a member of Academy of American poets(by invitation only) she has been publishing poem on various poetic websites viz poetry.com, Peace for the soul.com, poets world.com, today''s writing community, author''s den, poem hunter.com, poetsStar, LiteCafe.com, PostPoems.com, Share Poetry.com, world Of Poets.com, World Poems.com, poetfreak.com etc.etc. She is Editor-in-Chief of Heart of Global Poets, Workshop & Publishing platform and its sister groups on Facebook.

    Heather Burns started writing poetry at a very young age. The feelings of sadness and happiness made her write poetry and soon she perfected the art in free verses which has become her favourite expression of her emotions centring round life and its various aspects. Though she joined creative writing class yet it was not of much help. She thinks poetry comes naturally to a poet and such classes help to develop some basic skills only. She takes great pleasure in sharing her knowledge of writing poetry with unestablished and budding poets. She helps them to hone their skills and encourage them to write in a natural way and also wants senior poets to lend a helping hand. Her poem ‘Teaching’ is indicative of her love to impart necessary basic skills in writing poetry, though she is well aware that poetry comes naturally to a person and not manufactured.

    Heather Burns likes to write in different forms but writing in free verses is her specialty. She is unconventional and untraditional in her writings unlike the old school of poetry writers. Condensing her thoughts just in few words/stanzas is her forte. Writing in free verses gives her a more leverage with breaking of thought pattern at any given time during a poem. Such poems studded with metaphors, similes and personifications make her poems an awesome read. She has the unique style of writing poems using minimum words with great impact on the readers inspiring many poets to write in the same style. Check out this poem of hers to know about her style of writing.

    YOUR SWEET PERFUME
    As we
    scan
    through
    the
    pages
    of time.

    Our
    worlds
    have
    finally
    met.

    Yours
    and
    mine
    becoming
    ours.

    This
    is a
    repeat
    of
    yesterdays.

    Yearnings
    for
    tomorrow
    reoccurring,
    dreams.

    Finally
    becoming
    reality.

    Substance
    of your
    sweet
    perfume
    ever
    present.
    ---x-
    It does not mean she is stickler to a single or two word form. She writes, sometimes, in different forms too which gives her a wide range to express her feelings. Her imagination to put a whole thought into few lines is read to be believed. Read this poem where the poet visualizes the nature creating such atmosphere inducing an amazed couple to feel the change in their surroundings as if the nature is in agreement with their desires to take the plunge.

    CONVERSION
    The night
    was ablaze
    Autumn leaves touch down
    creates a sheathe of desire
    dazed in bewilderment, two worlds merge.
    --x------
    As a seasoned poet, Heather Burns is down to earth often bringing a touch of nostalgia, romance, sensuality and musicality in her poems. For her a successful poem provides a poet an opportunity to reach out and touch the heart of her reader. Her nostalgic romantic poems bring us a purity of romance and a feeling of tenderness which make readers fall in love with the poem. Most of her poems do have nostalgic flavor but it is the way of presentation of that flavor which compels a reader to read the poem. Following poems are but a few examples of her art of attracting a large readership.

    You And I Together

    When are
    dreams
    and
    reality
    ever to
    meet.

    My
    basking
    in your
    presence.

    Running
    my hands
    over your
    body.

    Touching
    your soft
    spot.

    Enjoying
    your
    penetration.

    You
    lying
    in my
    crevice.

    Renewing
    our love
    vows.

    You and
    I
    emerging
    as one.
    --x--
    A JOURNEY IN LOVE

    A
    journey
    in love
    began
    the day
    we met.

    Our
    friendship
    so simple
    an
    occasional
    hello.

    Blossomed
    into a
    delightful
    conversation,
    with
    tender
    moments.

    As
    quickly
    as you
    arrived,
    you
    were gone.

    Now I
    sit
    alone
    with
    memories
    of a
    journey
    in love.
    --x-

    She has a strong command over words and phrases while penning her various emotions of life, be it happiness, sorrow, love, relationship etc. Some of her compositions are intensely passionate charming its readers and allowing them to have a glimpse of love and loneliness combined with fantasy. She is spiritual and has a belief in human values. Some of her poems show this spiritual aspect of life too. It is her deep spiritual thinking that prompted her to write a poem like ‘ A Star Burst’ or ‘ Life Cycle’ including the one given below.

    A Spiritual Connection

    A spiritual
    connection
    I will never
    forget.

    a soul search
    all wrapped in
    one package.
    sweet, kind,
    gentle.

    one I will
    treasure
    always
    and as the
    door to
    eternity
    opens

    I will search
    the unknown
    for another
    ---x--
    She does not confine herself to writing poems but read others too. Her all time favorite poem being “ ETERNITY AND I” written by Harold Sherman in 1939. As a poet she takes pleasure in reading poems of other poets and does not hesitate to ask for some corrections besides encouraging and commending a fellow poet. She believes in equality for all mankind and in peaceful co-existence. She is of the opinion that we all are small particles in this universe making our way into life and exist same way. Her thought of universality takes shape when she speaks about entire mankind being as one but a small part of a huge starburst twinkling in the sky. Her poem ‘A Star Burst’ makes her feelings abundantly clear.
    A Star Burst
    ----
    As a star
    burst,
    throwing
    off
    many
    tiny
    sparkles.
    We make
    our
    entrance
    into
    this
    universe.

    Each
    seeking
    the
    doorway.

    Are we
    so
    different?
    I don't
    think so.

    Coming
    from
    the same
    beginning.

    Returning
    to the
    same
    end.

    Together
    once
    mo re.

    Creating
    the most
    illuminating
    star in
    the
    heavens

    Far beyond
    our
    comprehension.
    --x---
    This site is fortunate to have a great poet of the caliber of Madam Heather Burns. She is a guide and a mentor too. Her poems are simple but most effective, her style is unique, her comments are encouraging and her advices are taken warmly. I wish her the best in all her poetic endeavours.

    Note: All the poems reproduced in this article are copyrighted by Heather Burns.
    ---------x-------by Tribhawan Kaul

  • Aparna Pathak Aparna Pathak (1/1/2013 11:06:00 PM)

    She is truly one of the best poetess i have also come across. Her poems are short, sensitive, and positive. I like her style a lot. Its free verse yet she has her own way of writing thoughts to the point in few words. She is a wonderful lady too, always helpful in guiding other poets.

  • Wahab Abdul Wahab Abdul (12/13/2012 12:13:00 PM)

    A tribute to poetess Heather Burns

    So many people write in these days, writes this lady also on whom I am going to write few lines about her poetry especially which I like and see the differences from the other writers. Many poets continue writing like the classical way, I mean the mode of expression is old and very traditional but here she is modern, she left the old style and adopted new
    mode which I can term anything but not traditional, she writes according to the time carrying the characteristics of post modernism.

    The first trait which people notice is that of lucidity, some wanted to say that it is her weakness, she lacks vocabulary though she is an English speaking person but I do not agree with them because rich vocabulary does not make a person poet, some difficult words can not make a poem, poem is totally a different thing and this different quality she understands very perfectly. she convincingly and willingly keeps her diction very simple so that she can communicate with common people

    Her economy of words is another prominent quality of her poems, her thoughts are very condensed and they fulfils the demand of the modern time, the themes of her poems are always of universal appeal: the very human emotions; laugh, cry, loss, love, lost love, anger, nature, beauty, greed, lust, truth and relationships. Her maturity reflects on her poems, she poured down her own long experiences on the rims of poems for quenching the thirst of all.

    She is like a flower, very innocent, pure at heart, she is above narrow politics and she threw out long ago the drug of religion, she never favor or look down upon on any race, she believes very firmly on the religion of humanity, love to her is the great religion of mankind, she is above all negativity of life, she keeps drinking the nectar of life to the lees.
    A Star Burst
    As a star
    burst,
    throwing
    off
    many
    tiny
    sparkles.[ br]
    We make
    our
    entrance
    into
    this
    universe.

    Each
    seeking
    the
    doorway.

    Are we
    so
    different?
    I don't
    think so.

    Coming
    from
    the same
    beginning.

    Returning
    to the
    same
    end.

    Together
    once
    mo re.

    Creating
    the most
    illuminating
    star in
    the
    heavens

    Far beyond
    our
    comprehension.


    She is very humble in her character and in her expression in poems, too, which is a rare quality in this time, she is hard working and selfless person, the ego she has left behind long ago, she is very simple and pure like water, firm like stone and at the same time very soft at heart like a flower, her name is in the name of a flower, the flower is the Heather and the title is burns..

    Another quality of her poems is that the use of figure of speech, she knows better than most of the poets how to use them for maximum effect, she is an expert in using metaphor, simile and personification.

    A Weeping Willow
    A weeping willow, slowly
    bows her head,

    Trying to hide the tears,
    Sleeping in her bed.

    Wipeing away the stains,
    from the yesteryear.

    Standing in the rain,
    Alone without a fear.

    On a lawn newly mown,
    dewdrops melt away.

    Saddened by the moment.
    Fragments of yesterday.

    Looking out over the
    waters,
    Reflections of the past

    Stareing in a mirror,
    Cracks are in the looking
    glass.


    Her use of words is perfect and very innovative, the flow and energy of her poems are like the gust of winds and full of mystical music though she does not generally end- rhymes her poems, the quality of beauty, sweetness and charms she churns out from else- where, they are her inborn characters, soft and tenderness which are imparted, injected in her poems willingly or unwillingly

  • Wahab Abdul Wahab Abdul (12/7/2012 5:52:00 AM)

    It is my sheer pleasure to write on a poetess who is by her own a stalwart, a great , Editor-In- Chief Ma’am Heather Burns who is working along with us incessantly for many months, she writes prefaces on poetry books, she has written already many , she has 2500 poems in her portfolio and her poems are glowing here on poemhunter.com, too,


    Heather Burns
    she lives in the USA. Married, her last name is
    Wilkins.
    Burns, is her pen name, also her maiden name. she
    carries Burns because for many years she has
    written under that name. She is blessed with two lovely children
    now adults.
    She attended a community college, but that has
    been many years ago.

    She is retired now, and has extra time to pursue
    her writing and other hobbies.

    she has tried to express herself for many years.
    her poetry appears on several sites. She has been
    published in anthologies over the years, but not
    recently. Her portfolio is posted at postpoems.com.
    Her E-Book remains at bookrix.com. She is a member
    of 'The Academy of American Poets'. (by
    invitation only) . This was a humbling experience
    to be accepted into this community of writers.

    She is honored to be an Editor-In-Chief of this great
    poetry site ’the heart of the global poets’ a poetry site on facebook.


    She believes in equality for all man kind. A peaceful
    co-existence as we are each as a small particle,
    bursting from the whole. She also believes we make our way into life
    hence and exit all the same way and we are as a small
    part of a huge starburst twinkling in the sky.

    In this journey called life, she met dear friends
    around the world, she bids each one of them a safe and
    blessed travel.

  • Wahab Abdul Wahab Abdul (11/20/2012 2:05:00 PM)

    ma'am Heather Burns is one of the best poetesses in the word, she uses metaphors very effectively, the condensation and economy of words are her main traits, she is at her best picking excellent themes..i wish her success as a poetess

Best Poem of Heather Burns

Being With You

Being with you for just
awhile
Shadows vanish with your
smile

Feeling the warmth of
your touch
Has come to mean so
very much

Like the calming of the
sea
Being with you means
much to me.




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A Peaceful Harbor

I have rode the high seas
through many violent storms

Tidal waves crashing around
me
churning against my vessel

The more I learn the better
equipped I am
to handle the storms of life

My ship is resting a peaceful
harbor
returning to sea no more

my peaceful harbor is you

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